The
artist Piet Mondrian, lived from 1872 to 1944. Of all the
artists
We've studied, he seemed to cherish horizontal and vertical lines
most vividly.
Take
a look at this:
He used the primary
colors, red, blue, and yellow, a lot as well.
MATHEMATICALLY
SPEAKING:
Now the EQUATIONS for
horizontal and vertical lines are the simplest to write, but
easy to get mixed up. So today we are going to create a
poster made entirely of labeled,
horizontal and vertical lines.
The hope is that after
you create a large poster using only these types of lines, you
will no longer get their equations mixed up.
Here we go:
HORIZONTAL
LINES always
have the same y value associated with every x
along the x axis. No matter where you move, from
left to right, the y coordinate stays LOCKED. Thus
horizontal lines have equations of the form y
= some number.
Examples:
y = 3
y = 12
y = 34.5
The
"t charts" will look like this:
x 
y
5 3
3 3
0 3
4 3
3 3

Notice the y
stays LOCKED at 3 no matter what value is applied to
the x. 

VERTICAL
LINES
always have the same x value associated with every
y coordinate along the y axis. No matter
where you move, up or down, the x coordinate stays LOCKED.
Thus vertical lines have equations of the form x
= some number.
Examples:
x = 2
x = 23.4
x = 0.098
The
"t charts" for vertical equations look like this:
x 
y
4  9
4  3
4  0
4  4
4  7

Notice
the x stays LOCKED at 4 no matter what value
is applied to the y. 

This
brings us to your turn.
Use
graph paper
or use the "Paint" program on your computer to create
a "Mondrian like" poster.
 Your
poster should have at least 6, labeled,
horizontal lines
 It
should also have at least 6, labeled,
vertical lines
 It
should be colored in several sections using primary colors
and the lines outlined in dark black.
 Be
as creative as possible and you will learn the concept better.
HAVE
FUN "PAINTING"
Below
is an example of this assignment.
