Week of April 27th, PK-5th Grade
Getty Museum Challenge!
Assignment: Recreate a famous artwork using household materials and maybe even yourself!
This challenge has been going around online and I thought it would be a fun way for students to learn to identify a few famous artworks and artists. The Getty Challenge is worth researching! The images will make you laugh!
When researching artworks, please keep in mind that not all artworks are appropriate for young artists. I recommend parents research and pre-select a handful of well known artworks that could work for the assignment and then have your child choose one. I personally think the artworks with people are incredible for this challenge and they are even better when recreated with children. Artwork can be from any museum.
Some helpful information from the Getty Museum can be found HERE.
After you pick a famous artwork to recreate, learn the medium, the artist, and when it was created. Then, start studying the visual details! What is in the background? What is the expression on the face? What is the person wearing? What colors did the artist use? Look closely! Decide what you have in your house that might match the color, texture, shape etc. and could help you to replicate the masterpiece!
Below are a few images to get you thinking. You can, of course, research more artworks. Artists and titles listed below.
Klimt, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Milkmaid, The Astronomer (Many good school appropriate portraits from this artist if you want to research more)
Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Portrait
Caillebotte, Paris Street
Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte
Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine
Cezanne, Basket of Apples
Monet, Poppy Fields, Woman with a Parasol
Whistler, Whistler's Mother
Wood, American Gothic
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