The Artist’s Perspective

Compilation of Images

Tom Thomson, Samuel Colman, Tina Modotti, Winslow Homer, Richard Stanley Williamson
The Winnipeg Art Gallery; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instito Nacional de Bellas Artes, Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Look at magazine advertisements that incorporate landscape. Explain the "message" suggested by the landscape used in the advertisement.

Look at magazine advertisements that incorporate landscape. Explain the "message" suggested by the landscape used in the advertisement.

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Select an image from the any of the Panoramas: Landscape in North American Art learning collections and write a hypothetical letter to an appropriate government official (or a letter to the editor, etc) explaining your perspective on the land use issue depicted.
Select an image from the any of the Panoramas: Landscape in North American Art learning collections and write a hypothetical letter to an appropriate government official (or a letter to the editor, etc) explaining your perspective on the land use issue depicted.

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Stage a political debate between members of opposition parties that address a land use issue. This could reflect a local "growth" issue, a regional issue such as water rights, or an international issue such as air pollution.
Stage a political debate between members of opposition parties that address a land use issue. This could reflect a local "growth" issue, a regional issue such as water rights, or an international issue such as air pollution.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Appreciate how art can communicate messages
  • Recognize landscape art in everyday life
  • Develop and communicate personal opinions relating to a land use issue depicted in a work of art
  • Consider how art is relevant to issues pertaining to humanity, such as pollution
  • Appreciate art as a tool to evoke change

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