Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • Without looking at the title, what do you thing is the subject of this painting?

  • Now read the title of this painting. How does it change your interpretation of the scene?

  • The expression on the faces of these figures are difficult to see. Why do you think the artist would make their faces blurred?

  • This is a painting of the artist's mother and her grandchild. If you were painting your family members, what would they be doing?

  • This painting is full of different textures and patterns. Can you point out and describe a few areas of the work that have different textures and patterns?