BROOKLYN COLLEGE / CUNY Pre-service Program (Fall ‘98)

with Professors Korn & Linney

Visual Arts Facilitator John Toth

Please visit lesson web site at http://www.pipeline.com/~toth

 

Exploring A Work Of Art... Creating a Lesson

Brainstorm...... Oct. 5, 1998

Teaching as art.... Learning as art

Explore the narrative aspects of a visual work of art.

Sequence an investigation that moves from simple to complex

Explore choices in representing a similar theme.

Unfold dilemma of how we learn.

External meaning... Internal meaning

Practice method of Visual Literacy.

Describe... Analyze... Interpret

Tools ..... choices of ways to express....

Shapes, lines and planes

Transformation

Body Language

Essence

Goal for museum visit...

Walk through the museum with a group of students and create a unit of study.

 

Let the conversation at hand move you into an understanding that the conversations around an art work contain the elements of a lesson that is student centered and contextually related to the students interests.

Create an activity that comes out of the looking. How can the activity come out of an organic need to physically explore some aspect of the art work.

Possible Art Work to Explore:

Vuillard, Edouard (French, 1868-1940) "The Artsits Mother and Sister,

Kahlo, Frida (Mexican, 1910-1954) "Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair" 1940

Orozco, Jose Clemente (Mexican, 1883-1949), Zapatistas,

Siqueiros, David Alfaro (Mexican, 18 -1974), "Echo of a Scream"

van Gogh, Vincent (Dutch, 1853-1890), "The Starry Night", 1889

Magritte, Rene (Belgian, 1898-19 7) "Empire of Light",

Boccioni, Umberto (Italian, 1882-1916) "The City Rises", 1911

Chagall, Marc (French, b. Russia 1887), "I and the Village", 1911

Mondrian, Piet (Dutch, 1872-1944), "Broadway Boogie Woggie",

Matisse, Henri (French, 1869-1954) "The Dance"

Lerger, Femand (French, 1881-1955), "Exit the Ballet Russes", 1914

 

Actual works that we saw...

Cezanne, Paul French, 1839-1906), "The Bather"

Matisse, Henri (French, 1869-1954) "The Serf"

Rousseau, Henri (French, 1844-1910), "The Dream",

 

Primary Strategies

October 19, 1998   (2nd MoMA visit)

This lesson was titled by the students after viewing the works:

The title "Primary Strategies" came while looking at a series of art work by Piet Mondrian.

The direction we  took began as we  talked about "entry ways' into art works. From casual conversations in the classroom at MoMA we noticed the different ways in which people began to talk about the art works. Some people began describing the artwork in emotional terms, others spoke of body language, some noticed  the physical materials, while others spoke of the activity. (body, mind. soul)

THE ART

Baranoff-Rosine, Vladimir (Russian, 1888-1942), Symphony Number 1

How do parts make up a whole?

Kandinsky, Wassily (Russian, 1866-1944)

What are the entry ways into this artwork?

Duchamp, Marcel (American, b. France, 1887-1968), Bicycle Wheel

Info on Duchamp

time line

life of the artist

How does this art work challenge beliefs?

Mondrian, Piet (Dutch, 1872-1944), "Broadway Boogie Woggie"

What does it mean to have a primary strategy?

 

 

 

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