START WITH ART: Strange Garden

START WITH ART: Strange Garden

Good morning! We begin each day by examining a piece of art from history. Today’s artwork is pictured below. Take a look, then read the questions to the students/children in your life and watch how starting the day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking!

Title: Strange Garden

Artist: Paul Klee

Date: 1923

Medium: Watercolor on gesso on fabric, bordered with gouache and ink, mounted on cardboard

Dimensions: 53.3 × 39.4 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • There are many things hidden in this artwork? What do you spy?
  • Why do you think the artwork is titled "Strange Garden"?
  • Many of the items are layered or overlapping. How does this technique contribute to the painting? Does it make the painting more "strange"?

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