Interpretting a Masterpiece

Advanced Art students were challenged to select a well-known masterpiece and "translate" it into a scratchboard drawing. As it is difficult to initially "think backwards"--developing the skill to scratch away areas of light and leave areas of black--they first interpreted the piece in white pencil on black paper.


In addition to completing two separate drawing projects, students were also required to write a paper. In the paper they included a brief biography of the artist, discussed the particular piece of artwork that they had chosen to interpret and critiqued their "translations."



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