For the month of March we are asking you to channel your inner Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo with our latest Follies Community Challenge. Choose an artist together with your child and make a Follies creation inspired by their work. Tag us @playfollies on Instagram with your creation and we ll feature the best ones.
Here are some fun examples to get you started:
Try using the blue pieces from your Bauhaus Set and a few white ones from your Canvas to recreate Van Gogh's famous Starry Night painting
Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 during his stay at an asylum near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. During this period he developed a very distinct shift in his style that we can see with Starry Night. Notice the brush strokes. For the sky they swirl, each dab of color rolling with the clouds around the stars and moon. On the cypress tree they bend with the curve of the branches. The whole effect is ethereal and dreamlike.
Use your markers that come with your Follies Canvas set and some red pieces from your Bauhaus Set to recreate Yayoi Kusama's famous Infinity Room.
Kusama was born in 1929 in the rural provincial town of Matsumoto, Japan and from a young age was determined to be a painter. Her early works reveal what was to become an enduring fascination with both natural forms and polka dots, the latter allegedly appearing to her in a vision.
Inspired by a letter she received from Georgia O’Keefe, Kusama moved to New York City in 1957 to pursue a career as an artist. Over the next decade she garnered a reputation as a controversial member of the New York avant-garde, first obsessively working on her series of Infinity Nets, paintings and sculptures featuring meticulous, seemingly endless repetitive motifs.