Meet the Masters
STELLA - THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE CURRIER & IVES - ACROSS THE CONTINENT
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
Both pictures are about travel. Can you explain why?
Each picture is set in a different part of the country. Describe how these places are different.
What is man-made in each picture?
What takes our eye into the distance or background of each picture?
Stella used many lines and shapes to make a symmetrical composition (the same on the left and on the right.) Fold your paper in half, then open it. Use a dark crayon to draw shapes and lines on the left side of the paper. Fold your paper closed. Use a ruler to rub the back of your design. It will transfer onto the right side of the paper. You have just made a symmetrical design. You may add color to your design. Keep the colors symmetrical.
Think of all the ways that Colonial people traveled: stagecoach, horseback, wagon, train, riverboat, etc. Pick your favorite and draw a picture of it.
SKILLS REINFORCED - SUNSHINE STATE STANDARDS
Visual Arts: Mathematics: Social Studie
Understands the effectiveness of different art media, techniques and processes. Understands the concept of symmetry. Knows people view regions differently.