This tour looks at how artists use
body and facial expression and hand gestures to convey meaning in art.
Ask students to put hands in
expressive greetings/ gesture of fear, surprise, deep thought, etc. Repeat with face.
Discuss how we read meaning in
expression and gesture with our friends just as we can in art.
Stop 1: Van Cleve, St. John on Patmos
The face tells us what he’s doing. Note detail, color.
Stop 2: Rogers, Nydia
The body and face show emotion.
Tell the story.
Stop 3: Tiffany, Peacock and / or Doors
Welcome home (as if extending hand of greeting)
Stop 4: Picasso, Two Girls Reading
Stop 5: Mucalinda Buddha
Stop 6: Ganesh