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
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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