After looking at traditional landscape artworks in the Gallery, we explored Golden Cloud by Gretchen Albrecht. We wondered - could this work be a landscape?
|Gretchen Albrecht, Golden Cloud, 1973|
acrylic on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
The children initially retorted, 'NO it could not!' But then, on reflection and further observation, some children changed their minds. Perhaps it could be?
'It reminds me of the sea, the sand and the sky...'
'I can see some clouds!'
'It looks like the sunset!
We decided as a group that this was a work that ‘reminded’ us of a landscape we are familiar with. We discovered when Gretchen Albrecht painted Golden Cloud, she was living on the West coast of
Back in the studio, inspired by Gretchen Albrecht’s work, we experimented with dye to create an artwork that somehow reminded us of a landscape. We applied two or three bands of colour, then tipped the paper and watched the colours run together.
This reminds me of a landscape.... I can see two people at sunset, land and some strange kind of animal. What can you see?
What parts of the landscape does this artwork remind you of?
What time of day could this be?
How do the colours used make you feel?