I am like the… in this picture because…
For the rest of 2012, we will weekly share examples of student metaphors formed through responses to others’ artworks. We find they provide innovative insight into the lives of each student as they learn to reinterpret themselves and their context through artmaking. This week we present Richard Diebenkorn’s oil painting “Girl Looking at Landscape,” 1957. We thought this contemplative artwork especially apt for the last week of the year.
* We credit Stacey Salazar from Maryland Institute College of Art for this lesson. Additionally, we thank our students for granting us permission to share their responses anonymously.