Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What is this type of painting called?

  • How would you describe the mood of this still life painting? Why?

  • In art, the composition is the way the visual elements of the work are arranged. Do you think this painting has a balanced composition? Why or why not?

  • What effect does the orange have in this painting? How would it be different if the orange was not there?

  • Where do you think the source of light is in this painting? Why?

  • If you could display this painting in your home, in which room would you hang it?