To initiate discussion:
- What's going on in this painting?
- What clues does the painting give to you (character, setting, time of day, season, conflict, etc.)?
To perpetuate the discussion:
- What else can you find?
- What more do you see?
- Who can add to that?
- Who sees something else?
- Does anyone see something different?
Explore the PEOPLE in the artwork:
- What do you think the people in the painting saying?
- How do you think they feel?
- What makes you say that?
Explore the SCENE in the artwork:
- If you could hop into the painting, what would you do there?
- How long would you stay? Why?
- What would your five senses tell you if you were in the middle of the scene? (Would you feel the sun shining on your face? Would you feel a breeze? How does the artist let you “feel” these things? Is it noisy or quiet? Which one of the senses does the work best fit? Why?)
Explore the STUDENTS' INTERPRETATIONS/FEELINGS about the artwork:
- What would you title this painting?
- Why do you think the artist entitled this painting _______________?
- How does this painting make you feel? Why do you say this?
- How is the image in the painting similar to/different from your own lives?
- Would you like this painting hanging in your room? Why or why not?