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Environment


Art and Artists
 Berenice Abbott
 Giovanni Canal
 Frank Gehry
 Marsden Hartley
 Louis Lozowick
 Mexico (Nayarit)
 David Nash
 Georgia O'Keeffe
 Vincent van Gogh

Inner Worlds What is Art?   Identity Designing Spaces and Places
Environment Activities
 
LANGUAGE ARTS ACTIVITY
Hartley, Storm Clouds Lozowick, New York Hartley and Lozowick:
One of these works describes a rural (small town or countryside) environment and the other an urban (city) environment. Where would you like to live? Write a paragraph explaining five reasons why you prefer the country (or the city).
ART ACTIVITY
O'Keeffe, Oriental PoppiesO'Keeffe:
Select a subject from nature. Paint it so it fills the canvas--with three sides running off the picture plane. Is this abstract? Realistic? Why?
HISTORY ACTIVITY
Canaletto, Grand PalazzoCanaletto:
Research the origins of Venice. Why did the founders build a city on hundreds of islands? What environmental problems are residents having today?
ART CRITICISM AND ART ACTIVITY
O'Keeffe and van Gogh:
Look at Oriental Poppies and Olive Trees. Both paintings describe nature. How are the paintings similar? Different? Create a painting from nature using either O'Keeffe or van Gogh as inspiration.
O'Keeffe, Oriental Poppiesvan Gogh, Olive Trees


ART ACTIVITY
Mexico (Nayarit), House GroupHouse Group (Nayarit):
Create a clay sculpture showing your family participating in a cultural tradition (Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, St. Lucia Day, Cinco de Mayo). Include as many details as possible--dances, food, clothing, tools and environment.

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