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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

REPRESENTING THE LAND- ABSTRACTION (9/5 p.m. & 9/12 a.m.)

 

Class Topic:

Representing the Land- Abstraction

Goals:

(Overview & big concepts)

How do artists represent the world around them? What choices do artists make when creating landscapes, cityscapes, & seascapes? This class will focus on artists who choose to work in abstraction in their landscape work.

MFA Connections:

Possible MFA artists/exhibitions include: Stuart Davis, Lyonel Feininger, Edward Hopper, Maurice Predergast, Nicolas de Staël, Japanese screen paintings, Evelyn Rydz, Landscape: Abstracted

Art-making activity:

Recycled Material Landscape Sculptures

Pre-tour group activity:

Building Blocks

Follow-up activity:

You may want to check out the book Popville by Anouck Boisrobert. What shapes does Boisrobert use to imply or suggest different aspects of the city? Are any shapes repeated? How do you know what they’re supposed to be? Share your thoughts in our virtual classroom.

 


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