Activity objective: to develop skills in collecting and making judgements about primary and secondary source material and forming and expressing personal opinions.
Find three different quotes about art. These quotes might be views that define art, or views that express an opinion about the function or role of art. Make sure your quotes include people with different perspectives and experiences of art. An internet search for ‘art quotes’ will get you started, but you should also source at least one original quote from someone you know, such as a family member or a friend.
Add your quotes to those found by others in your class to create a class collection of art quotes.
Identify from the collection one quote that makes you think differently about art. Who made this statement? Suggest why this person might have this view. Why or how did this quote change your thinking about art?
Match another of the quotes to an artwork. Explain why you believe this quote is relevant to the artwork you have selected.
Select one quote about art that you do not entirely agree with. Who made this statement? Suggest why this person might have this view. Explain why /how you disagree with this quote.
Write your own short statement about art.
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