In these teacher materials, and during the videoconference, students will learn how different cultures have used math in the form of tessellations in their artwork.
These teacher materials focus on developing close looking skills to fully describe what they see. Close looking can assist students in exploring sequence of events, point of view, use, as well as
This unit serves as an introduction to the behavior of light as it travels.
This lesson plan explores why wealthy Europeans wanted Asian luxury goods, like porcelain, and how they obtained these goods through import.
Pieter de Hooch (Dutch, 1629-1684)
Oil on canvas, Framed: 124.5 x 142.5 x 7 cm (49 x 56 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.); Unframed: 98.7 x 116.7 cm (38 7/8 x 45 15/16 in.). Gift of the Hanna Fund 1951.355
The identity of the sitters remains unknown, although the marble floor and mantelpiece, the Transylvanian prayer rug on the table, and the silk clothes all point to the family’s considerable wealth. Furthermore, the richly carved chest at the right supports Chinese vases and Japanese lacquered boxes, a reference to the flourishing Dutch trade with Asia. Musicmaking often took place at home, and its appearance here also signifies the harmoniousness of the family.
Delft Masters: Vermeer's Contemporaries, Delft, Municipal Museum Het Prinsenhof, March 1 - June 9, 1996: [ p. refs. in accompanying book, see under literature].Giltaij, Jeroen. Senses and Sins: Dutch Painters of Daily Life in the Seventeenth Century (Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz, c2004), p. 237, fig. 1.Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (March 29, 2007 - July 8, 2007): "Masterpieces of European Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art"British Institution, London, United Kingdom (1829).
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