Prep And One - Paintings / Sculpture / Fashion Focus Tour At The National Gallery Of Victoria

The artworks we looked at today and some of the activities and thinking.
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    Torso - Gaston Lachasie - French - 1937
    Sculpture. Why is she missing her head and arms? What is she thinking?
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    Forever Bicycles 2015 - Ai Weiwei
    Sculpture - Freedom, getting pulled apart and packed away. A lot of work goes into creating these.
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    PIXcell - Kohei Nowa 2012
    Sculpture / Fashion (the glass globes) using different materials to make a sculpture. Giving new life to the deer.
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    Guardian Spirt - Chinese 700 AD
    Sculpture - How many animals can you see in this sculpture? - Math time: How old is this artwork?
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    Jar - Chinese 2400BC
    Very old, how has it been kept clean all this time? Will your jars at home end up in a gallery? Math time: How old is this? (4416 years old - as old as your teacher!)
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    Avalokiteshvara - Tibeto / Chinese 17th Century
    Diety of compassion. How many heads? (11) How many hands? (1000). What could you do with all those heads and hands? (Help a lot of people!)
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    Lid from inner coffin - Egypt - 747-600 BC
    Multiple parts (like Russian dolls) This display has a Set of items, what are they all used for?
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    Whistler's Mother (arrangement in grey and black no. 1) 1871
    Not called 'Whistlers Mother' read actual name (in French) Fashion - Her bedroom hat (Boudoir Cap)
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    Fashion - Why are people in fancy clothes in a lot of these paintings?
    Like your best clothes for a family / school photo.
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    Fashion - Why is Mary in blue clothes?
    Blue paint was expensive to make.
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    The Synnot Children - Joseph Wright of Derby
    The Snot children!, Fireplace - look at design.
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    Fashion - Does it tell you how old a picture is?
    Have you seen pictures of your parents when they were young?
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    The Banquet of Cleopatra - Giambattista Tiepolo - 1743-44
    Cleopatra and Marc Anthony - What can you tell about them from what they are wearing?
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    The Pyramidal flower vase - Delf - 1690
    Activity: Can you guess what this is used for?
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    Painting: Mark Rothko - untitled RED - 1956
    Using colours to tell a story, not just pictures.
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    The Weeping Woman - Pablo Picasso - 1937
    How does this make you feel?, Story of war, sadness...