Theme Overview

Mood and Mystery

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Art communicates moods through line and color

Artists often struggle with the question of how to give visible form to the invisible world of imagination and spirit. How can art communicate mood? How can it go beyond showing what things looks like and say something about their underlying essence and mystery? These kinds of questions have inspired much abstract art.

Modifying Moods

Students will describe the mood of a picture, then shift the mood by changing the picture.
Artist(s): Nathan Oliveira