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Re: Leonardo da Vinci


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 21:56:44 PDT

Thanks, Those are the lines I have been thinking. I always love to weave in
stories of the artists. There is so much for him though, I have wondered
what to include and what to just skip around with. Observation drawings,
birds, flight, inventions, the horse, poetry , jester, stage design. EtC
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Date: Saturday, June 30, 2001 2:43 PM
Subject: Re: Leonardo da Vinci

>This would just be side information along with any Da Vinci lesson, but my
kids love hearing background info. on the Mona Lisa- the how much, where is
it, how big, and especially the WHO is it ? Also that there is more than
one Mona Lisa ( his students made a few if I remember correctly).
>They really were fascinated by the possibility that Mona was really
Leonardo himself. I don't remember which magazine I got it from but copied
all the info. on how they superimposed Leonardo's face ( with computer
images)over the Mona Lisa and it matched and the article went on. Anyhow, I
>learned from a very FUN art history teacher that your students will
remember the artists more if you can tell more about him/her, if you give
info. other that what they painted and when. The suggestion about telling
about his other "careers" will also grab their attention.