2 Lesson Ten Integrated Concepts Language Arts: descriptive language, oral languageVisual Art: composition, color, shape/form, light,space, still-life, lithographyScience: carnivorous plantsMathematics: three dimensional shapes
3 When an artist arranges objects and/or containers, like pitchers, bowls, and plates on a surface with flowers, fruit,vegetables, or even animals, we call their artwork a “still-life”.Take a few minutes to look very carefully at each of thesestill-life paintings very carefully. Try to observe every detail.
4 These artworks have both two dimensional and three dimensional shapes.Can you point out and name some of them?
5 Compare the way the artists showed the space in these artworks. What do you notice about the background in eachcomposition?What do you notice about the textures in these compositions?Can you point out glossy, reflective, shiny, soft, smooth, roughand velvety surfaces? Can you imagine how the artist madethe paint or ink look like all these different textures?
6 The tall flowers in this painting are from a very rare carnivorousplant call a pitcher plant.Can you explain why this form mightbe named after a pitcher?Carnivorous means that this plant“eats” insects. Actually, the insectsfall down into the long tubes and aredissolved by the plant.What do you know about anyother carnivorous plants?
7 This artwork is a lithograph. Lithography is a form of printmakingwhere the artist draws on a stonesurface, then uses a special processto print multiples of the image onpaper.What reasons can you think ofthat this artist might have chosento show only a part of each of thezinnias?Can you imagine why the artistmight have chosen to use a tin caninstead of a vase for the flower?
8 This painting has many different elements in the composition; flowers, containers,cloth, painted table, and a decorated wall.Many of the objects are unusual or exotic.This lithograph has only a few, commonobjects and it shows only part of twoordinary flowers called zinnias.Can you compare and contrast theartist’s purpose in these two artworks?Would you prefer to make a simple or acomplex artwork? Explain why.
9 Can you compare and contrast these compositions in their use of:color patternspace light
10 Information about the art and the artists Title: “Pitcher Plants”Artist/Dates: Elizabeth Chant, American,Medium: oil on canvasSize: 23.5” x 20”Date: 1929Title: “Zinnias, White and Orange”Artist/Dates: Bert Carpenter, American, Born 1920Medium: LithographSize: 28” x 20”Date: 1991What else would you like to know about the art or the artists?How can you find out?