Arts & Activities  
      September Student Page      

      Concept, Composition, Confidence, Contrast, Color Harmony, Character, Courage      
      By Dan Bartges      
      Assignment 1 In A Series Of 10: CONCEPT      


      Alexis Rockman (American; b. 1962). "Only You", 2008. Oil and resin on wood; 54" x 96". ©Alexis Rockman. Photograph courtesy of the artist.      
      Thomas Cole (English-born American; 1801–1848). "Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge", 1829. Oil on canvas; 35.75" x 47.75". Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Katie Dean in memory of Minnibel S. and James Wallace Dean. Museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program.      

1Q. In one sentence, describe a painting you wish you could paint.

1A. (Student describes any painting she/he would like to paint.)

2Q. What did Alexis Rockman want to express in his painting, Only You?

2A. He wanted to portray the ravaging consequences of a forest fire, echoing his broader concerns about our planet's endangered environment.

3Q. Why did the great artists Turner and Homer paint so many scenes of stormy oceans?

3A. Both artists were drawn to the power of nature as the theme for many of their most dramatic paintings.


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