Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What does this painting make you imagine or think of? Does it represent a particular place or thing?

  • What time of day is depicted? What do you see that makes you say that?

  • What title would you give this work?

  • What tricks does the artist use to keep your eye moving around the whole painting? Consider line, composition, and color.

  • In art, mood is the expression of emotion or feeling through the artwork. What is the mood of this painting?