Thinking With Art: Head Down
Students will compare two paintings, form a big idea, then identify a creator with a similar style.
- Students begin by simply noticing details in this painting of two women.
- Next, they find similarities in the painting of women ironing and this painting of women waiting.
- Students then look at four more paintings (all in one file) and create a big idea about Degas' style. Here are the four images as separate files: two dancers, many dancers on stage, a woman ironing, looking at camera, and a woman ironing in the shadows.
- Finally, students will consider at least one other creator who matches the big idea they created for Degas. Here's more of Julia flipping that potato.