START WITH ART: Dragon Jar
Welcome/welcome back! We're starting our day by examining the "Dragon Jar" pictured below. Take a look at the artwork then read the questions to the students/children in your life and see how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking!
Title: Dragon Jar
Date: 1426-1435 (Ming Dynasty)
Medium: Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 55.90 cm (diameter); 62 cm (height)
Start with Art Questions:
- The jar is decorated with a vigorous five-clawed dragon with open mouth, pursuing a pearl among clouds. What words describe the dragon?
- Can you describe the colors? How do the colors contribute to the overall look and feel of the jar?
- This jar was made for palace use. What do you think might have been stored in the jar? Would you put this jar in your bedroom? What would you keep in it?
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