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!