Classical Artists of Spain
Students review and compare the works "Las meninas" by Velazquez and "Dos muchachas a la ventana" by Murillo and discuss new vocabulary and themes. They write a comparison in their journal and share with the class.
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Islamic Art and Culture
Provided by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this resource for teachers examines Islamic art, including calligraphy, arabesques, and geometric designs. A recounting of the spread of the faith and the tumultuous political...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Visual Arts Sculpture, wood art,
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history activity, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the...
K - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
19th & 20th Century Composers: Exoticism
VH1 Music Studio has put out another great lesson that incorporates analysis, compare/contrast, and musical terminology. Kids will listen to the song "Habanera" considering the use of specific instruments in evoking a sense of location....
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art
What do Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin have in common? They are all considered modern artists, a movement that began over 150 years ago. And despite the label, their work was influenced by artists much, much, older. Check out this video...
5 mins 7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts