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SUN MOTIF

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Sara Gustafson (britgirl)
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 23:41:22 -0400


Hi everyone,

I'm really frustrated and hope you might be able to help me! I am
teaching a teacher renewal class at the local community college, called
"Circles and Shapes and SUNS, oh my!!" (These are primary teachers, day
care providers, etc.) We will be making terracotta suns, and exploring
different media for creating sun images with circles and triangles and
other shapes. I have my plans together, but started wondering about
the iconography of the sun. How long has it been around? Is there a
history of the sun in art? I want to learn more about sun motifs.

I started researching on the internet. Of course I know about the
Ancient Egyptians, and the Incas and Aztecs.....but I want to know MORE!
This is killing me, I can't find much at all. I have looked in the Art
History Research Centre, and all over the blinking internet- nothing! Or
not much, rather. Not what I want! I have used keywords such as sun
masks, sun history, sun and art etc. Does anyone have any ideas, or
know of any books?

Also, I have started a list of sun words, corny and not so corny
phrases. This is something I can use with my students as a
brainstorming session! Care to add to the list?! Thanks for any
input/suggestions!!

Kingdom of the Sun the sun in all its glory sunshine
sunflower Sunday the rising sun.......sun worshippers.......face
of the sun.....sun always rises.....Sun King Louis
IV.......sundial......sun temple......you are my sunshine....in the
shadow of the sun....surf'n'sun.............

Thanks!!

Sara Gustafson
Northwoods Elementary School
Jacksonville, NC.


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