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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!

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