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"Michelle H. Harrell" wrote:
> <snip> I want to explore
> how different artists and cultures have interpreted the same story or myth
> differently. After we compare and contrast several pairs that do this, I
> want students to choose a story that has been depicted in art (such as the
> Crucifixion) and interpret it through their own painting in a more
> contemporary approach. I need some examples of pairs of artists that have
> depicted the same legend.
Many cultures have creation myths. Perhaps you could pair
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes from Genesis with say, Australian
Aboriginal paintings of creation, or American Indian paintings.
I love using Gentileschi's and Caravaggio's paintings of Judith and
Holofernes. It's fun to take a poll and see which one the students
think was painted by a man, and which by a woman. Often, the girls are
the ones who understand the ferocity of Gentileschi's Judith, compared
to Caravaggio's rather squeamish-looking Judith.
Commemorating a victory: Trajan's Column, the Bayeaux Tapestry, the
Egyptian Palette of Narmer, or a Maya stelae depicting a victory?
(Choose your pair)
Hope these are useful.
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