START WITH ART: Dragon Medallion

START WITH ART: Dragon Medallion

Welcome/welcome back! We're starting our day by examining the tapestry 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 Medallion

Artist: Unknown, Chinese

Date: Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Medium: Silk and metallic-thread tapestry (kesi)

Dimensions: 38.1 x 38.1 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • Describe this dragon. How would you describe the colors and lines that are used to create this creature? 
  • A kesi is a very luxurious form of Chinese silk tapestry. For what purposes do you think this artwork may have been used? 
  • Give the dragon a name! 

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