Originally for Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), Target, the Smithsonian Institution partnered with Scholastic to deliver two unique curricula to teachers and students: "Dreams" and "Carnival Celebrations." These highly visual units hope to inspire students and introduce them to diverse cultures, artists, and thinkers. You can find the Dream in Color site on Scholastic.com. It can help you find grade appropriate lesson plans and related resources to engage students of all abilities and backgrounds. This website is <www.scholastic.com/dreamincolor/latinoheritage>. [This information is from the Sept./Oct. 2009 issue of Instructor magazine.] Carmen Lomas Garza is a Chicana (Mexican American) artist who lives in San Francisco but grew up in Kingsville, a medium-size town in southern Texas. Her family history in the Americas dates back to the 1520s when Spanish ancestors on her father's side first came to Mexico from Spain. Her father was born in Nuevo Laredo just before his parents fled from the hardships of the Mexican Revolution by crossing the Rio Grande into Texas. Lomas Garza's mother's family had worked for generations in Texas as ranch hands orvaqueros (cowboys) and on the railroad. A great grandfather on her mother's side walked from Michoacán, Mexico, to Kingsville to work as a chuck-wagon cook on the King Ranch. Her paintings are Dreams: Carmas para Sueños and Dreams: Loteria / 9-12. Carmen Lomas Garza, Camas para Sueños (Beds for Dreams), 1985, gouache on paper, 58.4 x 44.5 cm (23 x 17 ½ in.). Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in part through the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program. Carmen Lomas Garza, Loteria-Tabla Llena , 1972, hand-colored etching and aquatint on paper sheet, 16 ¾ x 21 in. (42.5 x 53.3 cm). Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of Tomas Ybarra-Frausto.
One of the most famous artists of the 20th century, Picasso created an estimated 20,000 works of art during his long career. He exhibited his first work at age twelve, and his productive career spanned more than 75 years until his death on this day in 1973 at age 91. His works include paintings, sculptures, ceramics and illustrations, and are often grouped into “periods” based on their colors or subjects.
Picasso was a major force behind modern art and a pioneer of the style of painting called cubism. Cubism, developed collaboratively by Picasso and Georges Braque in the early 1900s, greatly influenced a number of later styles of painting. Perspective was a central concept behind cubism, which claimed that a subject could only be understood if it were shown from multiple points of view at the same time. Picasso’s first cubist painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, is generally considered to represent a turning point in modern art.
Students use an interactive drawing tool to explore polyhedra using different representations and perspectives for three-dimensional block figures in the six lesson unit Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings(6–8).
Literature can also be viewed from several perspectives. In Critical Literacy: Point of View (6–8), students focus on how point of view affects the reading of a text.
In Color Me Happy: Color, Mood, and Tone (9–12), students analyze several paintings, including Picasso's The Tragedy, to investigate the ways artists use color to set the tone of a painting or to convey a particular mood to the viewer.
The above Pablo Picasso information was found on the Thinkfinity website.
My Spanish Artists search on EDSITEment brought up 14 results. Click below to view them