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Lesson Plans

Klimt and Kids

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DEBBI CRANE (craned)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 21:08:59 -0500

In response to the unit on Klimt with eight and nine year olds...
The work of Klimt is quite sexual, and I don't think that content =
would be lost on kids, even if the lesson focuses strictly upon the use =
of pattern and color. The subject matter cannot be ignored. I think it =
is best to avoid putting yourself in situations that might be =
misconstrued by kids or their parents. What if they want to know the =
title of the work and you tell them, "The Virgins" and they ask what a =
virgin is and things get a little complicated. Perhaps there are some =
works of Klimt that would be appropriate, or perhaps there is another =
artist who also uses pattern, gold and color in a similar way that would =
not have so many issues attached.