In this resource, students investigate the painting The banquet of Cleopatra, c.1743–44 by Giambattista Tiepolo and selected literary texts to examine how artists and writers use literary devices like symbolism, allegory, parody and appropriation to create meaning.
Analyse and interpret Tiepolo’s The banquet of Cleopatra c.1743–44
Practise writing in a number of text types inspired by themes in the painting
Investigate how writers and artists use the devices of symbolism, allegory, parody and appropriation to convey different levels of meaning
Create short pieces of writing which apply allegory, parody and appropriation
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.