Jan 18, 2016 2016-01-18
The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles provides free lessons that integrate art into the curriculum. One of these lessons focuses on Understanding Formal Analysis. In the lesson, students explore the elements of art and principles of design used by artists. Students discover how to identify the elements and principles, and evaluate their role in the composition of a work of art. Exploring the elements and principles supports students’ understanding of artist’s choices and equips them with the vocabulary to express their critical thinking about works of art.
Plus: For centuries, art has inspired poets, and poetry has inspired artists. On the Getty Museum’s website, teachers will discover a myriad of lessons, ideas, and multimedia that explore creative expression and inquiry at the crossroads of poetry and visual art. These resources will motivate students to pen poems, create visual poetry, and compare and contrast similar themes across visual art and verse.