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Students study the work of Petroushka by Paraskeva Clark and Millar Brittain’s, Longshoremen to find a contemporary image of social strife to bring to class. In this art analysis lesson, students complete art analysis activities to learn to look at the principles and elements of design and how they can be altered to enhance the message. Students discuss social realism and find an image online of social strife.
Discuss and share opinions on violent computer games. After reading an article, your class will discover the controversy surrounding online games. They analyze the suitability of computer games and write their own letters to a developer of an online game that has been labeled controversial.
Students are introduced to the culture of African American art. Using the internet, they research the events surrounding the Harlem Renaissance and discover how it produced a wide variety of art and literature. To end the lesson, by analyzing different pieces of artwork by various artists to identify the political statement in the art.
Young scholars create Faberge-inspired art objects, depicting events in modern Russian history since Peter Carl Faberge's death in 1920. Students research the life of Peter Faberge. They write a short biography explaining how he became an artist, how the commission for the first Faberge egg came about, and what impact the fame of these unique works of art had on his career.