Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Art of Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer
1471 - 1528

Self-Portrait in Fur Coat
Oil on panel, 67 x 49 cm  
Alte Pinakothek, Munich 

Self Portrait at 26
Oil on panel, 52 x 41 cm 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid 

Christ Among the Doctors
Oil on panel, 65 x 80 cm
Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid 

St Peter And St John Healing The Cripple 
Engraving, 118 x 74 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Hands of the Apostle

1508, Sketch

A Young Hare
Watercolor and gouache on paper, 25 x 23 cm 
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna 

The Last Supper 
1523; Wood Block: 21 x 30 cm
Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Writing Assignment #1 for Tuesday: Choose one of these pictures (other than the two self portraits) and write a descriptive paragraph.  Include a topic sentence, at least three sentences containing supporting details, and a conclusion sentence.  The topic sentence may contain the information supplied above each painting, such as when it was created, what kind of art it is, or what museum now owns it.  The three supporting detail sentences need to be your own observations about what is in the painting.  The conclusion should include your opinion about the piece.

Writing Assignment #2 for Wednesday: Write a paragraph that compares the two self portraits.  The topic sentence will identify both paintings and make a statement of your opinion or observation about them.  The three supporting detail sentences will explain your topic sentence with specific examples.  The conclusion will restate your opinion in different words.