Friday, 29 December 2017

Activity 2: Art Deco

In the 1920s a new artistic movement emerged in New Zealand (and around the world). It was called ‘Art Deco.’ The picture to the right is a classic example of an ‘Art Deco’ piece. Take a close look at the painting. Do you like it?

On your blog, give the painting a rating out of 5 stars (1 star = terrible painting, 2 stars = pretty bad painting, 3 stars = okay painting, 4 stars = good painting and 5 stars = amazing painting). After you’ve rated the painting out of 5, tell us why you gave it that rating.

Right: Self Portrait By Tamara de Lempicka

I give this painting a 5-star rating because it looks so realistic


  1. Hey Samuel,
    I agree with you, this looks so realistic. I wish I could paint like that. That is straight up talent.

    Good work

    1. Hey Jerome,

      It's Jade C here from SLJ blogging team :) Yes, that painting does look very realistic and I also wish I could paint like that! I used to paint a lot in yr 13, now I want to start painting again.

      All the best,
      Jade C.

  2. Hey Samuel,

    This is Jade C from the Summer Learning Journey blogging team. You are now travelling the 1950s 'The Jazz Age'!

    I would give it 4 out of 5. I like the way it is realistic and the texture is very smooth! The surface of the car looks like it's actually shinning in the sun. I didn't give the last one point because it's not really a colourful painting, don't you think? When I think of Art-Deco, I think of bright colours, fun and exciting music, lots and lots of sparkles and glitters, and feathers!

    Perhaps you could explain more about what you think of the painting other than it being realistic (which I totally agree!). I would love to hear more about your opinions and your thoughts :)

    Jade C.