Meet the Masters
WOODRUFF - POOR MAN'S COTTON CURRIER & IVES - THE WHALE FISHERY
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
Describe the jobs you see people doing in each picture?
How has the artist shown movement in each picture?
Find the lines and curves in each picture. Find triangles and circles.
Do people still do these jobs today? Why or why not? Where?
With a ruler, measure the lines you see in Woodruff's painting. How do you think the measurements compare to the actual size of the objects in real life?
On a 4" x 6" paper, draw lines of various lengths. Make some horizontal, vertical and diagonal. Add circles and triangles of various sizes to your composition. On a 8" x 12" paper, copy your picture exactly. Make each line and shape two times its original size.
3. Think of all the activities and jobs that people did during the Colonial Days that we do not do any more. Draw a picture of one of those jobs or activities; draw yourself at this job.
SKILLS REINFORCED - SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
Visual Arts: Mathematics:
Uses elements and principles of art with sufficient manipulative skills. Estimates and compares measurements.