First Grade Art and Music Videos
Igor Stravinsky and Wassily Kandinsky
Hyer first grade students created abstract compositions in the style of artist Wassily Kandinsky while listening to the music of Igor Stravinsky. These drawings were later finished with glue lines and chalk in art class. The final pieces were set to music that the first graders performed on xylophones in music class as they learned about musical improvisation.
Igor Stravinsky 1882-1971
Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, is considered by many to be the greatest and most versatile composer of the 20th Century and he helped revolutionize modern music. In the 1930's, Stravinsky toured throughout Europe and the United States as a pianist and conductor of his own works. He wrote many different styles of music including modern, opera, and religious. Stravinsky is best known for his pieces Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) and L'Oiseau de Feu (The Firebird).
Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944
Kandinsky was a Russian artist who is said to be one of the first modern artists to create abstract art. However, like many artists, he painted recognizable pictures early in his career. Music was an inspiration in Kandinsky's development as an abstract artist - one of his goals was to create images that looked like the music he loved and he often used musical terms such as improvisation and composition to title his paintings. Igor Stravinsky was one of Kandinsky's favorite composers.
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