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Abstract Stripe: Narrative and Colour

Picture in Focus online exhibition – St Michael’s Catholic College, London

Art & Design, ICT

Working collaboratively in small groups, Year 8 and Year 10 pupils investigated the mixing of paint to recreate a selection of key colours used in Titian’s painting Diana and Actaeon.

Narrative

Inspired by the way the narrative of the Disney film 'Fantasia' was successfully told through colour and abstract shapes, pupils painted stripes of key colours from the Titian painting and then digitally manipulated them to retell the story through abstract shapes and form.

Colour

In this abstract representation of the story, the top line of shapes symbolises Diana’s emotions and anger, while the lower line represents Actaeon’s terror and physical transformation.

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