Meet the Masters
GAINSBOROUGH - BLUE BOY GAUGUIN - THE POOR FISHERMAN
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. Both portraits show young men with thoughtful expressions. In what period of history do you think these pictures take place? Why?
In what part of the world do you think these pictures take place? Why?
What do you think each young man is thinking?
How has each artist used colors differently?
What is the background for each portrait?
Do you think that these two people would enjoy fishing together? Why?
1. A portrait artist often draws or paints a figure based on looking at a model. Choose one friend in class who will sit as a model. Draw a picture of this person. Try to capture his or her expression and position. You may then add bright colors, textures and a background to the picture.
2. Draw a picture of a person in some type of situation. See if you can tell me what this is thinking about, or where he is, by his expression. Is he happy or sad about his life or where he is? Try to make us understand something about the person's feelings.
SKILLS REINFORCED - SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
Knows varied tasks performed by artists.
Language Arts: Understands the world in spatial terms.