CANKAYA UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF BASIC AND ELECTIVE COURSES -ENGLISH UNIT-. ENG 105 WEEK 10&11&12. UNIT 6 ART HISTORY . The Art of Marc Chagall. KEY WORDS. Abstract ( adj. ): art made of shapes and patterns that do not look like real people or things . Collocations : abstract art
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The Art of Marc Chagall
Collocations : abstract art
Ex:MarcChagall is influencedbyabstractworks of his time
Ex:You can seetheimages of CatholicChurch in thisexhibition.
Ex:Incubism, imagesaremade of shapeslikecirclesandsquares
Word Formation : Realistic (adj)
Ex:Theywanttouse a styletoshowrealitytothepeople.
Ex:Before 20th century, artiststriedtomakepaintingsrealistic.
Ex:What is thesubject of thispainting?
Ex:Most of the time, sheuseslove as thesubject of her paintings
Ex:Duringtheirmarriage, Gala, Dali’swife, wasthesubject of Dali’spaintings.
Song of songs
1. What makes the paintings realistic? What makes them abstract ?
2. Which paintings do you like ? Which one don’t you like ?
Quotation 1: B
Quotation 2: A
Quotation 3: A
4. Discuss the questions in small groups.
Do you think people should be able to understand art ? Explain.
Do you think art that tells a story is more interesting than other types of art ? Explain.
Fact and Opinion
The left column of the chart includes facts
The right column includes opinions.
Word Formation : Dependent (adj) / Independent (adj)
Ex:Theeconomy of thecountrydepends on tourism.
Ex:He is an independent artist whodoes not depend on anyartisticstyle.
Word Formation : Inspiration (n), Inspiring (adj)
Collocations : inspire somebody to do something
Ex:His wife inspired Chagall in his paintings
Ex:The music was very inspiring for her and she started her new painting with this music.
Ex:You cannot always have the same inspiration in your life. Sometimes you feel it deeply, but sometimes you cannot even feel it.
Word Formation : Modernistic (adj)
Ex:At his veryfirstyears, he wasinfluencedbymodernism.
Ex:Love is a universalsubjectused in differentkinds of arts.
Word Formation : Permission (n)
Collocations : Permitsomebodyto do something
Ex:They do not permitsmoking in public.
Ex:Dogsare not permitted inside theshops.
Word Formation : Destruction (n)
Ex:Because the buildings were destroyed by the soldiers during the WWII , the works of famous artists cannot be found now.
Ex:The destruction of the environment will affect the future generations badly.
Ex:Thesoldiersoccupiedmost of theislands at theend of thewar.
Ex:Protestorsoccupiedwallstreet in orderto protest worldorder.
Ex:Thetheme of themovie is loveandhonour.
Ex:Thetheme of thebookwassoordinarythat I could not continuereading it.
Collocations : Artisticmovement
Ex:Almostall of theartistsareinfluencedbytheartisticmovement of theirtimes.
Ex:Modernisticmovementwasbetween 1940s and 1960s.
Collocations : be knownforsomething
Ex:MarcChagall is knownfor his universalpaintings.
Ex:Rolling IntheDeep is thebest-knownsong of Adele.
Ex:The writer’s books bring together the bad and good people.
Ex:The painter brings together different themes in his paintings.
Word Formation : Connection (n)
Ex: With this painting, Chagall connects animals with humans.
Ex:Look at theimagesclosely, andtellmehowmanycharactersthereare in eachpicture.
Word Formation : Probable (adj)
Ex:Itseemscloudy, it willprobablyraintoday.
1. Russia, France, US; France
3. his wife Bella
5. Saint-Paul de Vence, France
3. Use the information in the timeline to form opinions about Marc Chagall’s life (Page104 ). Discuss your opinions.
1. Chagall was probably the happiest during the time he lived in France andduring his marriage with Bella. During those times he developed his own uniquestyle. In addition, he loved Bella very much and often included her image in hispaintings.
2. He was probably the saddest during the war and after Bella died. During thewar, he had to leave France, and the Nazis destroyed many of his paintings.Bella’s death probably affected him greatly.
3. Chagall loved Bella very much. She’s the subject of many of his paintings andshe inspired him greatly.
4. Chagall moved to United States to avoid Nazi persecution.
5. Bella’s death was probably the reason why Chagall stopped painting for awhile.
Identifying Facts Bella died. During the
3. Study the painting Bella died. During theI and the Village on page 104. Write four facts about the painting. Read your facts to a partner and your partner will decide if your statements are facts.
A: In I and the Village there is a big green face.
B: Yes that is a fact.
A:The green face looks very strange.
B: No, that is not a fact. You can’t prove it.
Identifying Opinions Bella died. During the
2. Read the excerpts from the reading. Each contains an opinion, a fact or both. Underline facts once and opinions twice.
The main part of the painting shows a green man (probably marc Chagall himself) and an animal (a horse or a goat) looking at each other.
1. opinion, a fact or both. Underline facts once and opinions twice. The place in the painting must be Vitebsk, the small Russian farming villagewhere Chagall was born into a large Jewish family.
2. A circle connects the two images. This could be an example of Chagall’s beliefin a strong connection between humans and animals.
3. In I and the Village, Chagall brings together fantasy and reality to show a loveof home and the natural world.
4. Chagall married Bella in 1915.
5. Chagall painted many images of them together, and these works clearly showthe feelings of romantic love and joy he felt for her.
6. Even after her death in 1944, Bella continued to inspire his work.
The textbook passage says that the circle connecting the animal and the man inthe painting shows Chagall’s belief in a connection between humans andanimals. I believe that this is true. When you look at the painting closely, you willsee that there is also a line that goes between the man’s eyes and the animal’seyes. I think this is another example that Chagall believed that people andanimals are connected. It seems to me that Chagall wanted to say that all livingthings depend on each other.
3. Read the blog entries on pages 107 & 108. Underline the facts once and opinions twice.
The title of the painting is animal and the man inI and the Village. I think the “I” from the title is the greenman in the painting. The textbook says that the man is probably Chagall himself.He’s wearing a schoolboy hat, so I think it’s Chagall when he was a boy. In myopinion, Chagall is showing that he will always remember the place where hegrew up.
4. Write your own blog entry about the painting. Make sure that you include at least one fact and two opinions.
Word Formation : Criticize (v)
Collocations : music/ art critic
Ex:Sheworks as a critic in SundayTimesandshewritesaboutpaintings.
Synonyms : emotional
Ex:Chagall’spaintingsareseen as sentimantalpaintings.
Ex:Thesongwasverysentimental. Everybodycriedwhilelisteningto it.
Vincent Van Gogh:
tell a story; show reality;show important events
inspire strong emotions
inspire strong emotions
help people relax
The professor will talk about…
__ techniques that Chagall used in his paintings
__ his own experiences with art critics
__ critics’ opinions about Chagall’s paintings
__ the purpose of Chagall’s art
__ different paintings that Chagall made.
2. Listen animal and the man intothelecture. Thencirclethestatement in eachpairthatexpressesthemain idea.
100% 95% 50% less than 50%
is must be may be might be/ could be
3. Listen to the three excerpts. How certain is the lecturer about each feature of painting ? First write the words professor uses to express certainity. Then deciide the lecturers degree of certainity.
Excerpt One: must; very certain (95%)
Excerpt Two: is, are; very certain (100%)
Excerpt Three: may; not very certain (50%)
2. animal and the man inCirclethecorrectanswers. Usethechart on page 110 tohelpyou.
1. b, c
2. a, b
3. Read the statements from the lecture. Opinions are underlined once, and supporting details are underlined twice. Check the type(s)of support used.
3. Common sense
4. Common sense
6. Expert evidence
4. Discuss the questions in small groups. Use the words to show certainty and provide details to support your opinions.
1. Do you think Chagall’s paintings are too sentimental? Why or Why not ?
2. Do Chagall’s paintings inspire you to look for deeper meaning?
3. What are some other possible purposes of Chagall’s paintings? Explain.
4. Chagall said, ”Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
5. Chagall has been called the “most beloved- and most misunderstood” artist of the twentieth century. Why do you think he has been described this way ?
Giving and Supporting an Opinion
To give an opinion
I think/believe/feel that…
In my opinion ….
It seems to me that…
To support an opinion
…… for several reasons….
Example show certainty and provide details to support your opinions. :
I think that Marc Chagall’s painting the birthday is dreamlike, because the people in the picture are flying
Opinion: I likethepaintingTheBirthdaybetterthanthepainting I andTheVillage.
Reason: Theflyingcouplegivesme a feeling of joy.
2. Useyournotesfromexercise 1 towrite a paragraphexpressingandsupportingyouropinion. Evaluateeachother’sparagraphsbyansweringthequestions on page 113.
Showing Agreement and Disagreement
I agree (withyou)
That is right/ true
I seewhatyoumean, but I think..
I do not quiteagree. What/Howabout….?
1. Listen to two students discuss Popova’s show certainty and provide details to support your opinions. Lady with the Guitar. Check the expressions you hear (Page 114)
I think so, too.
I don’t quite agree.
I disagree with you.
I think you’re right.
I feel the same way.
2. Did the speakers agree or disagree about the ideas on page 114 ? Circle Agree or Disagree.