This year in school we are using Layers of Learning year 4. Weeks five and six of school we did unit 3. Our arts topic was romantic art I.
We discussed William Blake’s The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed With the Sun.
The we drew scenes from our favorite books.
We looked at a cloudscape by John Constable.
And then went outside and looked up at the sky and created our own cloudscapes.
We discussed The Raft of Medusa by Theodore Gericault.
And George Stubbs’ Lion Attacking a Horse.
And then watched a video about the restoration of the Greek statue from which he was most likely inspired to paint all of his lions and horses.
We discussed Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix.
And watched a video about our own Statue of Liberty.
We finished up our first week learning about romantic art by watching a video about the life of Eugene Delacroix.
We learned about Francisco Goya.
We learned about sitting for portraits and then took turns sitting and drawing.
We learned about the imagination involved in romantic art.
We learned about JMW Turner (Fritz was surprised to learn that art critic is an actual job).
We learned about the Hudson River School type of art.
We learned about Caspar David Friedrich. We discussed Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog and drew our own versions of it.
We discussed other painting by Friedrich as well.