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Online Extras / May 2017 | Arts & Activities
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Online Extras / May 2017

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Additional Links for May 2017

Yearlong Art II Curriculum, Lesson 9 of 10: Bike Studies (page 10)
View/download:
Lesson Plan #9 of 10

View/download:
Evaluation Form


Toothpick Sculpture (page 12)
Learn more about the artists Christo and Jean Claude:
http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/

Watch a brief video featuring Christo talking about his work:


Principles of Design Octahedrons (page 16)
Download a template for an octahedron

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A&A Art Print: William Michael Harnett, “The Old Violin” (page 19-22)

RESPOND & CONNECT (page 19)

Art Making / Trompel’oeil
Here you can see some examples of “mind-bending” large-scale, contemporary trompe l’oeil painting: http://www.creativebloq.com/art/trompe-loeil-12121498

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In 1969 the U.S. Postal Service issued a 6¢ stamp in Harnett’s honor:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/William_M_Harnett_stamp_10c_1969_issue.JPG

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In 1998 another stamp was issued in Harnett’s honor, this time for 32¢.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/483686705/1998-32c-four-centuries-of-american-art

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For $24 you can have 20 custom stamps created depicting “The Old Violin,” now valued at 47¢ each: http://www.zazzle.com/vintage_fine_art_old_violin_still_life_by_harnett_postage-172196828750204724

Art History
William Harnett’s friend, William I. Blemly, compiled this scrapbook, which contains a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings, calling cards, sketches, photographs of paintings, designs for silverware, and sale catalogues relating to Harnett. From the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York:  http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/591861

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Take a look inside Blemly’s scrapbook with great primary resource material on Harnett:
http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll4/id/14491

Legal Tender
Explore some details in this work and see the works of Harnett’s friends, especially those who painted images of money:
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/features/slideshows/william-harnett.html#slide_1

https://www.nga.gov/feature/artnation/harnett/money_1.shtm

Music
Listen to a passage from one of the songs the sheet music in “The Old Violin” depicts, Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” (The Sleepwalker):
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.79531.html#relatedpages

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John F. Peto, “The Old Cremona,” c. 1887–90. Oil on canvas; 16″ x 12″. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1939

The violin in Harnett’s painting was made in 1724 in Cremona, Italy. He bought it while he was in Paris, and painted “The Old Violin” after returning to New York. His friend, John F. Peto (1854-1907), painted “The Old Cremona” (above) after Harnett’s “The Old Violin,” even signing Harnett’s name to the canvas: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11762sortBy=Relevance&ft=peto&offset=0&rpp=20&pos=3

Peto also painted his own version of “The Old Violin.” Below, view a side-by-side comparison of the two paintings, both from the collection of the National Gallery of Art: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/features/slideshows/william-harnett.html#slide_3

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LEFT: William Michael Harnett, The Old Violin, 1886, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellon Scaife in honor of Paul Mellon. RIGHT: John Frederick Peto, The Old Violin, c. 1890, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Avalon Foundation.

Symbolism
Harnett often rearranged the same props to create different still-life compositions. For example, the blue letter in the lower left-hand corner of “The Old Violin” seems to also appear (with a different stamp) in his painting, “The Banker’s Table,” 1877, (below) which is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/10994

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William Michael Harnett. “The Banker’s Table,” 1877. Oil on canvas; 8″ x 12″. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Elihu Root Jr. Gift, 1956

English Language Arts
View a newspaper clipping about “The Old Violin,” while it was on display in 1886, at the Thirteenth Cincinnati Industrial Exhibition:  http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16028coll4/id/14491/rec/3 (Scroll down to: b1191880_010)

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Dante’s Inferno: A Mixed-Media Dimensional Map (page 28)
Learn more about Dante and “Inferno”:
http://www.worldofdante.org/inferno1.html

http://digitaldante.columbia.edu /

View various maps and charts of Dante’s version of hell:
http://www.worldofdante.org/maps_main.html

View artwork inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy/Inferno:

http://www.florenceinferno.com/artworks /

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/170362798385123783/

http://www.worldofdante.org/gallery_main.html

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Jan_van_der_Straet_-_Inferno

http://separatioleprosorum.tumblr.com/post/71721610648/jennyandtheclassics-the-divine-comedy-of-dante

View a series of transfer drawings by Robert Rauschenberg, that illustrates the 34 cantos of Dante’s Inferno.
http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/art/series/dante-drawing

Study Guide:
http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/inferno/


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