Analysis of children's art works.
Analysis of "painting works” for their artistic value.
Every teacher who conducts art classes with children should be able to evaluate the work of a child, see its artistic value, be oriented, what they are, and to what extent the composition and the presented forms are characteristic of a given child's developmental period.
To, what is naively cute about works five- or a six-year-old child, even in a ten-year-old child could indicate some delay, and maybe even mental retardation. That is why we have included reproductions of works by children of different ages, giving an overview of the developmental forms of children's drawing.
Colorful composition of geometric figures. glue. Monika, lat 7. Youth Palace, Warsaw.
At the beginning of the classes, children played with arranging wooden unpainted geometric solids into various compositions. Then they painted them in any colors on paper. Monika could not and still could not show the shape of objects, so she painted the composition flat.
With what sense the child contrasted cold colors with warm ones, how it accentuated the center of the composition with size and color! The whole composition of solids “stands” firmly on a dark base, and the neutral gray background brings all the colors together. There is a certain monumentality in this composition achieved with extremely simple means.
Color composition. Watercolor. Chris, lat 5. Youth House of Culture, Łódź.
5-summer Krzyś probably wanted to express some architectural object. With bold brushstrokes, he marked three arcs that turned into verticals at the bottom. The "balcony" rests on the arches”, whose verticals and horizontals balance the crooked lines of the arches, It is also very decorative to fill the squares with rhythmically arranged diagonal lines between the arches based on the pieces. The whole composition is dominated by cool reds, contrasting nicely with the yellow stripes of the "balcony” and a dark blue stain on the left side of the painting.
A colorful man from a fairy tale. Tempera. Oles, lat 7. Youth Palace, Warsaw.
With bold strokes of a flat bristle brush, Oleś painted his little man, fitting him perfectly in the rectangle of a large piece of paper. The figure is treated very decoratively and flatly, beautifully colored in. The purple spots of the background also work decoratively. The center of the composition is accentuated with warm, yellow spots, the cool green of the head contrasts beautifully with the sophisticated pink colors. The contrasting combination of the colors of the figure and the background is softened by the white parts of the paper. Probably Oleś did not paint over them because he was afraid, "He's going to be flooded”. The child used some free space on the left side of the picture to place a decorative tree, whose vertical trunk perfectly balances the diagonal lines of the rest of the composition. Perhaps the inspiration for this work were some reminiscences of illustrations to stories about Indians that I had seen once, however, this does not diminish the artistic value of Oleś's compositions, which is his original work” full of charm.
Red Riding Hood. glue. Wojtek, lat 8. Youth Palace, Warsaw.
In this picture we can see the road, where trees grow. Little Red Riding Hood is walking along the road and you can clearly see it, that he is in a hurry. Under the trees, opposite the girl, a black wolf is walking. These two forms on the left side of the composition are balanced by the form of the part of the house on the right side of the picture. The way Wojtek presents the road is striking in this picture, which he painted in a wavy line, contrasting nicely with the trunks of the trees. Tree crowns vary in size and color. Wojtek observed and remembered, the trees are not the same, and he could express it like this, that there is not only a difference in values, but also green color temperatures. Cold tones predominate in the image, that balance the smaller ones, but intense red stains of the girl's clothes and a piece of the house with a white blot by the window. Wojtek used black color only to paint the wolf. Throughout this composition, Wojtek uses only the symbols necessary to express the content. It is expressive and unique. Its value is not diminished by Wojtek's visible shortcomings in using the technique of glue painting, which is new to him.