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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Is it Me?

"K", a 6 year-old portrait artist, made this drawing of her stripe-hooded classmate, "A," from direct observation. When it was proudly displayed during our "Artsist's Share," I had a strange feeling that I might have seen it somewhere before...or is it just me?

***********(Actually...This is me!).."Portrait of Nan" by "K"

I will be presenting a session at the National Art Education Association 2008 conference next week in New Orleans on the topic of inserting art history into the choice based studio classroom. On the last day of school, before leaving for the conference, there were two more opportunities ripe for relating topics from art history to the emergent art of students. In addition to the connection between King Tut and "A" above, I had the following opportunity to compare and contrast this student's use of the #5 with ...

...Charles Demuth's: The Figure 5 in Gold (1928 Oil on composition board36 x 29 3/4 in. (91.4 x 75.6 cm)Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York )

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