Saturday, May 21, 2011

Five Years of the Living Art Show

Some of my children have taken AP Art History, and they have loved it.  This is due in large part to a wonderful teacher.  As a culminating activity to a year of hard work and study, the class presents a living art show.  The students choose a piece of art to present.  They design backgrounds and come up with costumes. (Fortunately, a very talented woman owns a local costume shop and always is willing to help.)  Then they pose for a couple of hours while parents and fellow students walk through the "gallery".  The living art show is such a highlight for my children, that they come back to help with it year after year.

The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo was our first introduction to this fun tradition:



The next year brought A Bar at the Folies-Bergere by Manet:


The next year, we learned that trying to portray a bronze statue is difficult, but not impossible.  Here's David:


Last year, my son sacrificed his hair to become American Gothic:


This year, it was the Arnolfini Wedding by Jan van Eyck (no baldness required):


I've always been impressed with the living art show.  All of the students put a lot of effort into making each piece come to life.  Thanks again to the AP Art History class for another enjoyable afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the photos! Great idea!

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