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Lesson Plans

Re: Mona Lisa

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Mon, 8 Apr 1996 19:14:05 -0400

There are many "Mona" images appropriated that are a hoot! However, the
best collection of images that I have seen in one educational unit is from
the "Many Mona Lisas'" CHAT (Comprehensive Holistic assessment Task) produced
by teachers from the Florida Institute in Tallahassee. The Getty Center
Tape features one of the lead teachers for this unit, Debbie Barett-Hayes of
Tallahassee, Fl. They taped her teaching using integrated art criticism
with art history. Issues taken up are; art as icon, issues of originality,
what is a fraud, what is good art criticism and how do you know what
historical information is correct....Of course, the BIG question is asked,
when dealing with appropriations, or any art form....What Is Art?

The Getty resource isTape 4, Episode A (Art Education In Action

I have been collecting appropriations of "American Gothic" as well as "Mona
" images......such thought provoking stuff for kids, and so few know the
content or meaning of what they are seeing or what Madison Avenue is throwing
at them!!! Discovering the message and meaning becomes even more important
when delving into this area!