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!
Once again, well done for answering the questions about the second picture. I’d like to tell you a little bit about it now. Its called “The Scream of Nature” but is more commonly known as “The Scream.” It was painted by a Norwegian artist called Edvard Munch. It was painted in 1893. There are lots of different ideas about the person in the picture, and whether they are the one screaming, or whether they are hearing the scream. I suppose that is something the artist left for us to decide.