Meet the Masters
PICASSO - ACROBAT ON A BALL LEE-SMITH - BOY WITH A TIRE
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
What are the figures doing in each painting?
What is the setting for each painting?
How does each picture make you feel?
Artists balance art work using rules of math. Imagine a horizontal line and a vertical line drawn through the middle of each picture. The lines cross in the center of the picture. What small figures has each artist placed on the left side of the center line? What larger object has he placed to the right of the center line to balance the work?
Draw a small picture of yourself holding an object. Put yourself on the left of the center line. Balance the picture with a larger object placed on the right of the center line. Make your subject interesting.
3. In the picture Acrobat on a Ball, the girl is practicing balancing on the ball. What kind of activities did you have to practice before you could do it? Draw a picture of yourself or someone you know practicing how to do something.
SKILLS REINFORCED - SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
Visual Arts: Mathematics:
Creates and communicates a range of symbols and ideas. Uses coordinate geometry to locate objects.