Allegory in Painting
Students define allegory and discuss its use in the visual arts, examine paintings from various time periods and identify allegorical themes in them, and explain what makes an image allegorical.
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16th Century Renaissance Outside Italy
The profound influence of religion and politics on 16th Century art and architecture becomes readily apparent in a 113-slide PowerPoint presentation. Although designed for AP history of art and humanities classes, the presentation would...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Portraits, Pears, and Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Students define genre in the visual arts, particularly in Western painting and explain the differences between subject and genre. The genre of a variety of works of art is identified.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Portraits, Pears, And Perfect Landscapes: Investigating Genre in the Visual Arts
Differentiate between the various genres in the visual arts world, particularly in Western painting. Your class can view and discuss, in small groups, paintings published on the National Galleries website. Then each student individually...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Fantasy Allegory of Air
Students analyze the painting Jan Brueghel and design their own book. In this art and book activity, students discuss the elements of fantasy from the painting and create their own book. Students illustrate the book and create a painting...
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts