START WITH ART: Woman Reading a Letter

START WITH ART: Woman Reading a Letter

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: Woman Reading a Letter

Artist: Gabriel Metsu

Date: 1658–61

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 25.8 x 21 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • Who do you think the woman is and who is she reading the letter from?
  • Why do you think the artist chose to paint this moment?
  • Can you find any clues in the painting about the contents of the letter?

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