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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