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Re: 2D artworks of Insects


From: Elizabeth Heisey (eheisey_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 03 2005 - 04:12:10 PST

Your lesson reminds me of the Dutch genre of still life about how short
life actually is...Vanitas??! the indications were sometimes a candle
limited by its size to how long it can burn; food clearly vulnerable to
spoiling; a butterfly flitting by...etc.

On Feb 3, 2005, at 5:30 AM, Justin Kramer wrote:

> Thanks everyone. Some great sites.
> Justin
> And thanks for redirecting me to some that I have totally forgotten
> about.
> Cheers.
> Trying to get the students to combine disparate observed objects such
> as
> still-life kitchen utensils, insects and appropriated shapes from
> well-known
> artworks together to create meaning. Just in the beginning stages but
> wanted
> to beef up the art appraising component with a variety of artworks
> using
> these key ingredients in their artworks.