1. Describe the two men in the painting.
2. Who do you think these two men are?
3. Describe three of the objects they are pictured with.
4. Why do you think they are shown with these objects?
5. What is in the middle, at the bottom of the picture? Why is this strange?
6. Why did these two men have their picture painted?
7. Can you suggest a title for this painting?
Well done for your answers about the last painting. It is called "St George and the Dragon" by an artist called Paolo Uccello. It was painted in 1470, so its over 500 years old. It gets a bit of criticism because Uccello was interested in linear perspective, and geometric shapes, so the dragon is a triangle, and it doesn't have enough legs.
Ready for a new challenge?
1. What do you think this painting is called?
2. Can you describe this painting in 5 words?
3. What is unusual about the dragon in the painting?
4. Who do you think the woman is?
5. Who do you think the man on the white horse is?
6. Describe the weather in the picture (look closely behind the man on the horse.)
7. Who do you think will win the fight?
8. Why has the dragon taken the girl hostage? (she is attached to the dragon by a thin rope)
9. Predict what you think will happen after the fight.
Well done Woodlands Class. I enjoyed reading your responses to the questions I posted with the last picture. The picture is called "The Girl with the Shiner" and was painted by an American artist called Norman Rockwell. A "shiner" is a black eye. She has been in a fight in the school playground and is sat outside the Principal's office while her mother is talking to the Principal. The filing cabinet next to her full of folders is supposed to tell us that she has been in trouble many times before!
Well done for your answers to last week's picture. Here's this week's picture.
1. Summarise what you can see in the picture in no more than 3 sentences.
2. What has happened to the girl? How do you know?
3. Is the girl sorry for her actions? How do you know?
4. How is the girl's mother feeling?
5. Who is the man sat behind the desk?
6. What do you think is in the filing cabinet next to the girl?
7. What do you think will happen to the girl?
8. Can you suggest a title for the picture?
I have shown you this image already. To start out topic on urban pioneers, try to answer these questions about this piece of art.
1) How do you think the girl is feeling? Why?
2) Why do you think the balloon is heart-sharped?
3) Where was this painted?
4) How do you think people feel when they see this painting?
5) Who painted this piece of art?
6) Why is the balloon moving away from the girl?
7) The painting is called "There is always hope" - do you think this is a good title? Why?
8) What would you have called this painting?
A new picture, this time related to our topic of potions. Have a go at answering these questions about the picture.
1) Who do you think the lady is?
2) How is she feeling? How do you know?
3) What is she making in the cup? Who is it for?
4) Who are the people in the background?
5) How do you think the woman feels about those people?
6) What do you think the books next to the woman are about?
7) When do you think this picture was painted? Why?
8) What animal is shown on the curtains next to the woman?
9) Can you give this painting an appropriate title?
Well done Woodlands. I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions I asked about the last picture.
Now I'm going to give you some information about it.
It was painted by an artist called LS Lowry. LS Lowry was from Salford, which isn't that far away from our school, but the place in the picture is even closer to us than that! It was painted in 1946, and shows the Lancashire Fair which took place on Good Friday at Daisy Nook Country Park. The last time this painting was sold, it made over £3 million!