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

PM Homeschool (Teens) 9/15

  • Untitled

    Slide Notes

    How does Tara Donovan use monochrome and multiples to bring out the sculptural elements of light and form?

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    Description

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  • Figure of a Peacock

    Slide Notes

    See how the absence of color in a collection of white porcelain figures effects the collection. 

    Details

    Figure of a Peacock

    about 1734

    Meissen Manufactory, Germany

    Dimensions

    Overall: 114.3 cm (45 in.) Weight (estimated): 85 lb. (38.56 kg)

    Medium

    Hard-paste porcelain

    Classification

    Ceramics

    Accession Number

    2006.923

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Future AOE Gallery (18th c.) - 142 More Info

    Description

    Naturalistically modeled with a long tail perched on a high tree stump applied with leafy branches.

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  • Cherry Red

    Slide Notes

    Feel how one overwhelming color creates affect

    Details

    Cherry Red

    1983

    Aaron Fink, American, born in 1955

    Dimensions

    103.5 x 78.7 cm (40 3/4 x 31 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1991.695

    Collections
    Contemporary Art More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Alvertie

    Slide Notes

    See how one overwhelming color creates affect

    Details

    Alvertie

    1977

    Carol Sutton, American, born in 1945

    Dimensions

    172.1 x 367 cm (67 3/4 x 144 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Acrylic on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1978.190

    Collections
    Contemporary Art More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Dress in Two Parts (Dress)

    Slide Notes

    If you could wear a suite of only one color, what color would you choose?

    Details

    Dress in two parts (dress)

    about 1865

    Dimensions

    186.5 x 115 cm (73 7/16 x 45 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Silk moiré, silk velvet, silk covered buttons, cotton glazed bodice lining, partial linen lining, and metal hook and eye closure

    Classification

    Costumes

    Accession Number

    51.2805a

    Collections
    Textiles and Fashion Arts More Info

    Description

    Dress (a) fitted; long sleeves; high, round neck; bodice trimmed with green velvet and buttoned down the front with green velvet buttons; skirt with fullness at back, ending in train; (b) waistband with bow and streamers in slight bustle effect at center back; said to have been worn by donor's great grandmother, Emily Paine Hall, whose husband, Nathan Kelsey Hall, was Postmaster General in Washington in 1850; subsequently altered.

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  • Bird, Bamboo, and Camellia

    Slide Notes

    Why would an artist represent beautiful birds and flowers in grayscale?

    Details

    Bird, Bamboo, and Camellia

    16th century

    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Dimensions

    Image: 57.5 x 29.9 cm (22 5/8 x 11 3/4 in.) (height x width)

    Medium

    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    11.6340

    Collections
    Asia More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Portrait of a Woman

    Slide Notes

    Picasso is known for his blue and pink periods. How does his use of monochrome work with cubism? 

    Details

    Portrait of a Woman

    1910

    Pablo Picasso, Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973

    Dimensions

    100.6 x 81.3 cm (39 5/8 x 32 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1977.15

    Collections
    Europe
    On View
    Rabb Gallery (20th c. Modernism) - 155 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • SKY CATHEDRAL #2

    Slide Notes

    How does assembling multiple pieces together change when you make them all one color?

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