Description: Students will strengthen their background knowledge about the elements of art in this tour that highlights perspective, value, color theory, patterning, line, and texture.
Concepts: Art (Analyze and reflect on the elements of art and design to communicate ideas)
Resources: See Getty Museum, Understanding Formal Analysis
Principles of Design: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/building_lessons/principles_design.pdf
Stop 1: Mount Hood from the Dalles
Perspective and recession
Stop 2: View of Fortifications, vanRuysdael
Clouds, patterns of light and dark
Saturation / intensity
Stop 3: Monet, and swing by the tonalists
Breaks from traditional landscapes, thicker brushstrokes, limited palettes, texture
Similarity to other landscapes
Stop 4: Mitchell White Territory
Stop 5: Black and White Scroll
Cultural differences of art production shown in color, perspective, line, and absence of light source.