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Artists Influenced by the Harlem Renaissance
Unit Essential Question: To what extent can medium be manipulated using a variety of techniques and processes? How and why is art used as a vehicle for communication? To what extent does history reflect upon and have an influence on art?
Lesson Essential Question 1: What are the art materials or mediums used in the artwork? How was the artwork created?
We will learn how artists use different mediums in their artworks. Inspired by Romare Bearden, we will create a group collage using magazines.
Lesson Essential Question 2: How do artists communicate through their art work? Why do artists communicate in art?
Click here to listen to an audio file about Saying Prayers by Horace Pippin. (pictured above)
Learn more about Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Beaden and Faith Ringgold by clicking on the links below!
Brandywine River Museum
An art museum is a place where works of art are collected and displayed for education and pleasure. The Brandywine River Museum features a collection of American art that includes paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by artists who have worked in the Brandywine Valley. Artworks by members of the Wyeth family may all be seen at the Brandywine River Museum. The Wyeth family has three generations of artists. N.C. Wyeth had five children, three of whom, Henriette, Carolyn and Andrew, became artists. Andrew's son Jamie is also an artist.
One part of the building was originally a flour mill built in 1864. When the mill became a museum in 1971, the curving glass tower and stairways were added. A second glass tower contains a restaurant, offices and gallery space. Architect James R. Grieves designed the new sections of the building to reflect the trees, sky and river.
The Brandywine River Museum is hosting a special event this weekend of antiques. As we walk through the courtyard and lobby, please be sure to keep your hands at your side.