2 Lesson Eleven Integrated Concepts Language Arts: descriptive language, main ideaand detail, compare and contrastVisual Art: line, shape, color, space, artist’s purposeScience: attributes, species
3 Many artists choose to make art about animals. Often, they depict (show) the main idea of the animal but leaveout some of the details. For example they might show the shape, but leave out the texture; or show the outline andleave out the color or pattern.What can you see that these artists chose to show?What did they choose to leave out?
4 In this painting the artist used intense colors and complicated shapes to create an image that is energeticand exciting.Can you figure out how the artist has made it seemthat the fish are actually swimming around in the water?
5 Do you think the artist’s purpose is to show a particular species of fish?Do you know of any fish that actually look like these fish?
6 Sometimes the artist is not interested in showing an animal’s actual appearance, but instead wants to use some attributesof the animal to create an interesting artwork.
7 What kind of animal doyou think it is?What attributes can youpoint out that helps youidentify the animal?What attributes aremissing that would help
8 Can you imagine howthis artist created thisanimal?Can you tell whatmaterial the artist used?This kind of art is calledsculpture.Sculpture is threedimensional. That meansit can be measured threeways. It has height, widthand depth.
9 In this sculpture, the artist has used line, shape andspace in interesting ways.What do you notice aboutspace this work?Can you find space bothinside and outside of theanimal’s shape?Can you explain how theline is different than a linedrawn with a pen or pencil?
10 Let’s compare and contrast these two artworks? Can you describe some ways they are alike? Can youexplain some ways they are different?Which of these ways of making art would you choose? Why?
11 Information about the art and the artists Title: “Orange Fish”Artist/Dates: Clyde Jones, American,Born 1931Medium: house paint on plywoodSize: 24” x 60”Date: 1998Title: “Giraffe”Artist/Dates: Michael van Hout, American, born 1953Medium: steel tie wireSize: 22” x 8” 3”Date: 1993What else would you like to know about the art or the artists?How can you find out?