Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in the world, which is why it’s important for students to be able to identify with his artwork and understand the context of his paintings. His Postimpressionist style of painting is well-known and influential, which is why it’s important to teach students about Postimpressionism.
This PowerPoint lecture includes 51 slides to teach middle school students about van Gogh’s life and art. The lecture includes checkpoints to engage the students; this is a time for students to repeat new information to their partners and share with the entire class.
The lecture includes information about Vincent van Gogh’s first career choices, his training, where he moved, his relationship with his brother, his disputes with Paul Gauguin, and his artwork. Some of the paintings in this lecture include: The Potato Eaters, The Night Café, Café Terrace, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Starry Night, and Bedroom in Arles.
Use this lecture on its own as an art appreciation lesson or use it as a starting point for a project you’ve created for your students.
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