Year 5 find out about South American artist Joaquin Torres.
In our art lessons this week we have been looking at art by the South American artist Joaquin Torres Garcia.
Torres Garcia was famous for using symbols in his artworks. His biggest influences were the artist Mondrian and ancient people such as the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Ancient people used symbols to tell stories and record information. Torres Garcia used this as a way of communicating his ideas too.
We had a lot of fun trying to work out the symbols he used and noticed many similarities between his paintings. We were inspired to create our own Picture Puzzle art which would represent what our interests are and what symbolises us.
Keep an eye out for the finished pieces!