Find out about the development of collage in the 20th century. When were the first collages made? Name some artists who used collage. Find other collages on this web site.
What kinds of materials are used in collages?
How long do you believe it took Motherwell to complete In White and Yellow Ochre? Why?
Create a collage using materials such as newspapers, magazines, paints and construction paper.
In White and Yellow Ochre is an abstract work of art. The title of the work does not give any indication of the intended subject matter. Use your imagination to determine what was Motherwell’s inspiration for In White and Yellow Ochre. What was Motherwell’s intended subject matter? A landscape? A person?
Write a paragraph about the painting and what you think the artist had in mind when he made it.
Write another paragraph describing your response to this work.
What is ochre? Is it a color? Is it a special paint? Research its origins and symbolism.