Art History is about looking at and studying works of art done by masters in the past, from our recent past to long, long ago. The work tells us something about who we were, the times we lived in, the culture, and so on. It is part of that study that we question the circumstances surrounding the artist and his/her frame of mind at the time when a particular work was accomplished.
Here is an exercise that students can use to enter into that frame of mind and question what was going on. Dramatically, the student figuratively steps into the picture, and looks around for clues. It need not be just a painting, either. Think of the other arts; i.e. sculpture, architecture, photography, installations, etc. Like a mystery, we need to uncover the clues, hence the need for historical investigation. Research and documentation are the key. How far will your student go?
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Art Analysis Strategies: Artist's Journal (in role)
Art Analysis Strategy:
Appropriation; Recontextualize Classic Art with Personified Objects
Art Analysis Strategies: Artist Statement,
Art Analysis Strategy: Image Improvisations; Interpreting a Work of Art through Conventions of Drama
Art Analysis Strategy: Pop Master; Abstracting an Old Master with Contemporary Images
Art Analysis Strategy: Word and Image Match; Word Association in Image Interpretation
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