Meet the Masters
RENOIR - THE WASHERWOMEN SARGENT - OYSTER GATHERERS AT CANCALE
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
Describe what is happening in each picture.
What is the setting for each picture?
Did the people in Sargent's picture go to the beach to work or to have a good time?
How are the textures different in each picture?
Describe the colors in each picture - how are they different?
Compare the type of clothing the people are wearing in each picture?
1. Pick out one adult and one child from each picture. Write a complete sentence to describe what each figure is doing. Include an adjective to describe each figure.
2. Draw a picture that shows people from earlier times in history doing their work.
Think about all of the jobs that have to get done in order to run a home - cleaning, cooking, shopping, etc. Think about how we do them today, and how people did them during other times. Draw a picture of people doing some type of job. By the way you draw the people and
their surroundings, show whether your picture takes place during the past or present, country or another country.
4. Each picture has a child in it. What kinds of things could the children do while the adults were working? Draw what the child might do.
SKILLS REINFORCED - SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
Understands art in relation to history and culture.
Language Arts: Uses complete sentences Social Studies: Understands historical chronology.