Monday, 30 January 2012

Magpie Tales #102 Just three colours


Red Spot II   Wallisy Kandinsky

The teacher told her class to use just three colours in their paintings. She was very pleased with their efforts until she reached Michael. His was a blaze of colour and she remonstrated with him.

He protested that he had chosen to work with red, yellow and blue. ‘You didn’t say we couldn’t mix them,’ he said and she sighed and agreed with him. Next time she must make her instructions clearer.

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20 comments:

  1. Clever, and sounds JUST like the reasoning of children.

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  2. An effective art lesson, well expressed...

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  3. ha good on him for creative thinking...and sadly there are those teachers that would chastise for that...ugh...

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  4. Michael is such a clever boy and knows how to think "ouuside the box." :)

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  5. He was right, because with these 3 colors you can make a lot of others.
    Kandinsky is not so my cup of tea btw.

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  6. Good for Michael, thinking out of the box.

    I've been to a Kandinsky exhibition in the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam many years ago. Hubs likes his paintings.

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  7. A sad illustration of what happens all too often.

    I like the way you framed this.

    =)

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  8. I was always misunderstanding instructions and my teachers. He was right though, she wasn't clear in what she said.

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  9. Smart kid. I'm thinking I could learn a lot from him.

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  10. The kind of little smartarse we all love to hate. Neat Magpie tale. But how does he get black?

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  11. Thank you, folks:-)

    @Trellissimo - 'how does he get black?' Have you ever LOOKED at a boy's hands??

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  12. Silly teacher - I would have applauded the creativity!

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  13. Yeah, I've had kids like that in my classes!

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  14. Was his name actually Marc? As in Chagall?

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  15. Isabel - quite right!
    Dave - me too :-/
    Kay - could well be ;-)

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  16. Hi Janice .. shows we need to be explicit .. but I loved the Kandinsky art work ..

    What's the bird at the top? Please pretty please! - thank you - cheers Hilary

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