[teacherartexchange] Signs of the Times - Robert Cottingham - lesson idea
Dear Art Educators,
Here is an artist that might spark a lesson using signs of local
businesses as a source for compositions.
Robert Cottingham - Eyeing America:
This online presentation features essays, some work from various
cities across the country and 70 works from the museum collection
Cottingham is a photorealist artist who often focused on letters/words
in neon signs.
Many examples of his work can be found on line:
If anyone does a lesson using this artist, let me know. Students can
take photographs - then focus down using viewfinders. There are
already lessons on Incredible Art Department that you can tweak for
this. I wish I had known about this artist when I did my "Our Town"
units. We did use local business signs.
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