Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What geometric shapes do you see in this painting?

  • What recognizable objects do you see? The tabletop still life includes guitar, pipe, and glasses.

  • What is the overall mood of this work? How do the colors contribute to the mood?

  • Are there areas of the canvas that do not look painted?

  • Where did the artist sign the work?

  • What popular items are advertised today that you would include in a painting?