Students will consider the choices artists make when creating works of art that include people. They will consider style, medium, background, color, technique, and composition; compare images of women as represented by different artists; learn about where artists get their sources and inspiration.
Students will examine three images that represent different ways that artists, in the years between World War I and World War II, responded to the social and political turmoil around them; discuss these images in terms of subject matter, composition, style, and representation.
Students will discuss the ways paintings and prints created during the interwar years reflect changes to the landscape; visually analyze landscape images, using such terms as background, fore-ground, middle ground, medium, and composition; consider the different ways artists responded to the changing landscape.
Students will examine a poster and two paintings and consider how the artists who created these objects reflected upon movement through subject matter, form, and technique; consider the varying experiences of viewing a triptych, a painting cycle, and a design object; discuss multi-panel artworks in terms of narrative.
Students will examine three works of art to learn about the daily lives of working ballet dancers in Paris in the 19th century.
Students will look at Serra's 'Circuit, 1972' and Brancusi's 'Torso' and compare the two works. Students will consider how sculptors articulate a form in space and how the sculptor draws a volume. They will also consider the phrase 'articulation of process' as expressed in much of Serra's early work. Students will reflect on Serra's verb list and experiment by making three different works from three different materials in response to a verb. Students will also create a more advanced sculpture based on Serra's second verb list incorporating suggested action or movement within the work.
Students will look at Brancusi's 'The Kiss' and compare it to other sculptures they have seen. Students will also comment on some of Brancusi's aphorisms about art and the creative process. Students will create an artwork that responds to the artwork of Brancusi or Serra or Rodin. Students will also explore direct carving after the work of Brancusi.
Students will be able to discuss a photograph and write a descriptive narrative using sensory details; identify the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation and speculate what life was like for newly freed slaves in 19th-century America; write journal entries from the perspective of a freed slave in the 19th century; and create a print using scratch foam.
Students will create pinhole cameras to understand that light travels in a straight path. They describe the lines and shapes in a nineteenth-century photograph of a building and then use their pinhole cameras to trace the architecture of their school building.
Students will create pinhole cameras to learn how artists manipulate light to make photographs. They describe and analyze a nineteenth-century photograph and use their cameras to capture the architecture of their school or other buildings.
This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students are tested on what they learned about the history of ceramic forms in "Ceramics: A Vessel into Historyâ€”Lesson 1." They start work on a personal clay vessel that has a specific use or meaning in their contemporary culture, which could be discerned through study by future archeologists and art historians.
This lesson is part of a sequential unit. Students begin work on a ceramic vessel, which they designed in "Ceramics: A Vessel into Historyâ€”Lesson 2." They discuss their artistic choices and identify elements derived from historical examples while considering how artists appropriate ideas from earlier artists.
Students will look at Oldenburg's "Late Submission to the Chicago Tribune Architectural Competition of 1922: Clothespin" and discuss scale, function, and form. Students will consider Oldenburg's reimagining of every day objects into monumental works of art. Students will then create their own "late submissions" for the world's most beautiful office building.
Students will look at Oldenburg's "Mouse Museum, 1977" and discuss the function of museums, the idea of collections, and the meaning of "alter ego". Students will create their own representation of their alter ego. Each student will be provided an object and asked to draw that object and then to draw the object again but transforming it into something else of a vastly different scale. Students will reflect on what they collect and sketch out the design for a museum based on their collection including internal and external views of the buildings.
Students will make word associations while looking at an American flag. Students will then compare the American Flag with Oldenburg's "The Old Dump Flag, 1960" concentrating on proportions, materials, color, movement, shape, etc. Discussion will proceed to Oldenburg's idea of "grand symbols". Students will then collect recyclable items, flatten them, and sculpt a "grand symbol" of their community by tearing, crumpling, folding and spray painting the work. Students will divide into groups and create a performance piece incorporating all the objects made by group members.
* Learn about The Highrise of Homes Project and James Wines (architect) and his design firm SITE (Sculpture in the Environment).
* Work in groups as "city planners" and "architects" to create a proposal for a home construction.
* Research examples of high-rise housing by other architects and compare them to the Highrise of Homes project and high-rise housing where you live.
From Creative Living: Residential Architecture in MoMA's Collection: The Curved House--Endless House
Project (unbuilt). 1950-60
* Learn about The Endless House project and Frederick Kiesler (the architect).
* Compare the Endless House with other homes from this guide and in your neighborhood.
* Build the Endless House
* Research Kiesler's vision for the Endless Theater.
Students will explore different artistic techniques for communicating motion; analyze how a work in series can depict narrative and motion.
Students will examine the ways in which an artwork is innovative or daring for its time; investigate how a new style was furthered by the exchange of ideas between Picasso and Braque; compare and contrast Cubist works depicting the human figure.
Students will become familiar with the terms landscape, iconography, abstract, and will revisit the terms foreground, middle ground, and background; explore how the artist's perception impacts the way he or she interprets and represents a subject.