Social Realism

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Examine social strife in art. Class members first observe some pieces, and then find an image to inspire their own art. They outline the picture, analyze the composition, make alterations, and color their work.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Take some time to talk with your class about what social strife looks like and show them some pictures that you have found as samples for their own searches
  • Create your own slide show with images from the resource and examples you have found on your own
Classroom Considerations

  • While a downloadable presentation is not available, you can find the images in the Artwork and Artists and See and Compare tabs of the webpage

  • See the tabs for extension ideas, a rubric, a glossary, and more
  • Images of Canadian painting in the thirties are provided
  • Comes with step-by-step instructions paired with images that show each step of the process

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