BROOKLYN COLLEGE / CUNY Pre-service Program (Fall 98)
with ProfessorsKorn & Linney
Visual Arts Facilitator John Toth
Please visit lesson web site athttp://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....
Goal for museum visit...
Walk through the museum with a group of students and create a unit of study.
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",
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)
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
How does this art work challenge beliefs?
What does it mean to have a primary strategy?