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ERIC Number: EJ919073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Transforming the Past into the Present
Campbell, Janine
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v110 n8 p32-33 Apr 2011
Transformation is nothing new for artists. From taking a piece of mud and molding it into a sculpture, to drawing a moustache on the "Mona Lisa," artists have the power and the inclination to reinvent things time and again. In this article, the author describes how her middle school students explored the aesthetics of the past by applying contemporary ideas and changing the media. In addition to finding connections between the past and the present, students learned about shape, positive and negative space, line, pattern, and contrast. The end of the project resulted in students gaining a better understanding of how these elements and principles can be combined to create a contemporary composition that transforms an ancient aesthetic into a piece of art that is relevant to their interests. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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