A 14 creating a set of math tasks related to famous artists
1. A 14 Creating a set of Math tasks related to
A 18 European Paintings Exhibition
Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser
December 15, 1928 Vienna (Austria)
February 19, 2000 Pacific Ocean aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2
was an Austrian-born New Zealand artist
and architect who worked also in the field of
environmental protection. His real name being Stowasser, his
pseudonym Hundertwasser (by which he is known worldwide) comes from sto in Slavic
languages, meaning "hundred".
He stood out as an opponent of "a straight line" and any standardization, expressing this
concept in the field of building design. His best known work is
considered Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, Austria which has become a notable place of
interest in the Austrian capital characterized by imaginative vitality and uniqueness.
Houses in the snow 1962 Cathedral 1951 Blobs grow in the beloved
Hundertwasserhouse 1985 Tower 2011 Rogner Bad Blumau 1997
2. Victor Vasarely
Victor Vasarely born Vásárhelyi Győző
9 April 1906 Pecs (Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
15 March 1997
was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted
as a "grandfather" and leader
of the op art movement.
His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the
earliest examples of op art.
Zebra 1937 Vega Nor 1969 Bora III 1964
The Chess board 1935 Vonal Stri 1975 Duo 2 1967
3. Joan Miró
Joan Miró i Ferrà
20 April 1893 Barcelona (spain)
25 December 1983) Palma (Spain)
was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated
to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in
1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city
of Palma de Mallorca in 1981.
Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox
for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan
pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt
for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and
famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual
elements of established painting.[
Green Composition 1950 Ubu Roi 1966 Sleeping under the moon 1969
The Incipit 1969 Help Spain 1937 Figures and dog in front og the sun
4. Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh
30 March 1853 Zundert, Netherlands
29 July 1890) , Auvers-sur-Oise, Frankreich
was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential
figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100
artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his
life in France, where he died. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-
portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive
brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37
followedyears of mental illness and poverty.
Sorrow 1882 The Potato Eaters 1885 Sunflowers 1887
Bedroom in Arles 1888 The Starry night 1890 Bulb fields 1883
5. Piet Mondrian
Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan, after 1906 Mondrian
7 March 1872 Amersfoort (Netherlands)
1 February 1944 Manhattan, New York City, (United States)
was a Dutch painter.
Mondrian was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group, which was founded
by Theo van Doesburg. He evolved a non-representational form which he
termed neoplasticism. This consisted of white ground, upon which he painted a grid of
vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.
Mondrian's arrival in Paris from the Netherlands in 1911 marked the beginning of a
period of profound change. He encountered experiments in Cubism and with the intent of
integrating himself within the Parisian avant-garde removed an 'a' from the Dutch
spelling of his name (Mondriaan).
Piet Mondrian died of pneumonia on 1 February 1944 and was interred at the Cypress
Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Chrysaanthemum 1909 Evening 1910 Broadway Boogie Woogie1943
Composition with red, yellow .. 1921
The grey tree 1911 Victory Boogie Woogie 1944
6. M. C. Escher
Maurits Cornelis Escher
17 June 1898 Leeuwarden, Netherlands
27 March 1972 Laren, Netherlands
or commonly M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically
inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.
His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects,
explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated
polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations.
Early in his career, he drew inspiration from nature, making studies of insects,
landscapes, and plants such as lichens, all of which he used as details in his artworks. He
traveled in Italy and Spain, sketching buildings, townscapes, architecture and the tilings
of the Alhambra and the Mezquita of Cordoba, and became steadily more interested in
their mathematical structure.
Waterfall 1961 Relativity 1953 Ascending and descending 1960
Hand with reflecting sphere 1935 Prentento 1956
7. Wassily Kandinsky
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky
16 December 1866 Moscow (Russia)
13 December 1944 Neuilly-sur-Seine (France
was a Russian painter and art theorist.
He is credited with painting one of the first recognised purely abstract works.
Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov
Odessa Art school. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics.
Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at
the University of Dorpat—Kandinsky began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and
anatomy) at the age of 30.
In 1896, Kandinsky settled in Munich, studying first at Anton Ažbe's private schooland
then at the Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to Moscow in 1914, after the outbreak of
World War I. Kandinsky was unsympathetic to the official theories on art in Communist
Moscow, and returned to Germany in 1920. There, he taught at the Bauhaus schoolof
art and architecture from 1922 until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to
France, where he lived for the rest of his life, becoming a French citizen in 1939 and
producing some of his most prominent art. He died at Neuilly-sur-Seine in 1944.
Composition VIII 1923 Some Circles 1926 Decisive Pink 1932
Yellow-Red-Blue 1925 Impression III 1911 Movement 1935
8. Frank Stella
Frank Philip Stella
born May 12, 1936 Maiden, Massachusetts (United States)
is an American painter and printmaker, noted for his work
in the areas of minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.
Stella lives and works in New York.
Frank Stella was born in Malden, Massachusetts,
to parents of Italian descent. His
father was a gynecologist, and his mother was an artistically inclined housewife who
attended a fashion schooland later took up landscape painting.
After attending high school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, he
attended Princeton University, where he majored in history. Early visits to New York art
galleries fostered his artistic development, and his work was influenced by the abstract
expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline. Stella moved to New York in 1958,
after his graduation. He is one of the most well-regarded postwar American painters still
working today.
He is heralded for creating abstract paintings that bear no
pictorial illusions or psychological or metaphysical references in twentieth-century
As of 2015, Stella lives in Greenwich Village and keeps an office there but commuteson
weekdays to his studio in Rock Tavern, New York.
Flin-Flon II 1968 Untitled Abstraction 1956 Fez 1964
Cran Cairo 1962 Harran II 1967 Shoubeegl 1978
1. Which artists were contemporary?
2. At which age did they die?
3. At which age have they painted their
4. In which paintings do you find
a) Can you name them?
b) Can you count them?