Warm Ups. K. Shelley.
How are the details of the painting arranged? What do you notice about the colors, the lines, and the relationships among the people and objects portrayed? How do the individual figures relate to each other and to their setting? What visual parallels and relationships do you see?
Childe Hassam.A Rainy Day on Fifth Avenue.
GustaveCaillebotte, .Paris, A Rainy Day.
Compare and Contrast - These two works of art What point of view does the painting take toward its subject? Does the perspective seem subjective or objective, positive or negative, emotional or detached? How do the details of the painting create a specific impression?
William Glackins- Family Group
Van Gogh-First Steps
Does the painting seem realistic or expressionistic? Are its colors vibrant or subdued? Does the brush work look polished or messy?
Portrait of Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein -Sayn, Franz Winterhalter
The Convalescent, Edgar Degas
Think about what the person in the painting might say if she could speak to you. Consider how facial expression and body language communicate something about the sitter. Use only details that you can see in the paintings as you write. Discuss details in the artwork that might tell us more about what the person in the painting may be feeling or thinking.