Understanding abstract art can be difficult. In this painting unit students explore how abstraction does or does not convey meaning. They will study the ideas behind the rise of abstraction and analyze some abstract artworks according to the concepts Form, Theme and Context.
This mini-lesson includes:
- Art History/Theory components
- Unit Objectives, Enduring Understandings, Essential Questions
- Outline with an introduction to each component with suggested sequence and timeline
- Modifiable written assignment to develop analytical thinking about art
- Assessment rubrics with Common Core Anchor Standards/8 Studio Habits alignment
- Links to Online Supporting Resources
- Student Pack folder with all electronic student handouts
- Teacher notes and hints based on practical experience from teaching these units
You can preview the main supporting video in this unit, Formalism - What is it? Why does it matter?