Behind the Facade: Abstraction and Lyonel Feininger’s Gables I, LüneburgBy examining Lyonel Feininger’s Gables I, Lüneburg , students will come to understand the concept of “abstraction.” Using photographs of real buildings and Feininger’s ideas, they will create their own abstract artworks.
The Power of Paint: Diego Rivera and the Role of the Artist in CommunitiesStudents will examine Diego Rivera’s Self-portrait and Market Scene , using the works as a basis for understanding Rivera’s political ideals and mission to instill historical awareness and pride in indigenous Mexican culture through art. Students will then make self-portraits that illustrate their own cultural background.
The History of All: Whitfield Lovell’s Kin XXXII and Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”Students will analyze and discuss Whitfield Lovell’s work Kin XXXII (Run Like the Wind) in tandem with a poem by another contemporary African American artist, Maya Angelou. They will then use their ideas to write imaginary journal entries for the woman in Lovell’s work.