Famous Art: SHAPE


1. What shapes do you recognize in Beasts of the Sea?

2. Can you find shapes that remind you of playful fish? a floating seahorse? spiral shells? waving seaweed? sinuous eels? curvy coral?

3. Where do you see geometric shapes like squares, rectangles, and triangles?

Everything has a shape.  Shape is a flat area surrounded by edges or an outline.

Artists use all kinds of shapes.  Geometric shapes are precise and regular, like squares, rectangles, and triangles.  They are often found in human-made things, like buildings and machines while biomorphic shapes are found in nature.  These shapes may look like leaves, flowers, clouds - things that grow, flow and move.  

The term "biomorphic" means: life-form (bio=life and morph=form). Biomorphic shapes are often rounded and irregular, unlike most geometric shapes.

Based on what we have just reviewed, answer this last question.

4. Choose ONE piece of art from this page.  

     a. Who is the artist and what is the title of the art you chose?

     b. Describe the SHAPE(S) being used.

     c. In the art you chose to evaluate, are the shapes GEOMETRIC or are they BIOMORPHIC?

Read ALL of the information on this page.

Answer all the questions on this page (there are a total of FOUR).  

Write your answers BY HAND on copy paper and place in the "Finished Artwork-Mrs. Dion" box under the flag.

The Horse, the Rider and the Clown

Henir Matisse


Henir Matisse


Henir Matisse