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Re: [teacherartexchange] Millet "The sower" ideas please


From: Diane C. Gregory (dianegregory_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Sep 09 2005 - 05:22:49 PDT

Van Gogh did his own version of the Sower. Millet was one his inspirations.
For me I like the idea of exploring one's mentors. Millet to Van Gogh, you to
your students. Who are your heroes, etc. Also both Millet and Van Gogh were
inspired by the beauty of the hard work of daily laborers as they toiled
dispite their obvious poverty. Millet's the Good Samaritan and I think Van
Gogh did his interpretation of that based upon Millet's work, as well. The
idea of others helping others and receiving/giving as the "reward" is timely in
the aftermath of Katrina.

Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX  76204
Quoting Gwen <>:
> I'm an post grad art teacher student and looking for ideas for creating
> a sculptural piece for senior grade students using The sower as
> inspiration. I've created the shape of the main two figures in card and
> looking for ideas to work up for a piece which would then be used as
> inspiration for a final piece painting.  Any ideas gratefully
> received...
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