"Art to Know" 2017-18

GMS students explore a wide variety of art works from many periods of art history. Each semester students enjoy the challenge of learning about 24 significant works of art. They also work to memorize the titles of the artworks and names of the artists who created them. Lists rotate in a three year cycle. The 2017-18 school year follows the "yellow" list. Resources and study guides are posted on students' Canvas page.

  1. Palette of King Narmer, Ancient Egyptian (3000 BCE)

  2. The Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck (1400s)

  3. Oath of the Horatii, Jacques-Louis David (1785)

  4. The Third of May, Francisco Goya (1814)

  5. The Slave Ship, JMW Turner (1840)

  6. The Burghers of Calais, Auguste Rodin (1895)

  7. Red Room (Harmony in Red), Henri Matisse (1908)

  8. Fate of the Animals, Franz Marc (1913)

  9. Composition IV, Vasily Kandinsky (1911)

  10.  The Two Fridas, Frida Kahlo (1939)

  11.  One: Number 31, 1950, Jackson Pollock, 1950

  12.  Fall Leaves, Andy Goldsworthy (contemporary)

  13.  The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Thomas Moran (1872)

  14.  Portrait of Madame X, John Singer Sargent (1884)

  15.  A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington (1889)

  16.  The Boating Party, Mary Cassatt (1844)

  17.  A Young Hare, Albrecht Durer (1502)

  18.  Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (Whistler’s Mother), James

    Whistler (1871)

  19. The Flower Carrier, Diego Rivera (1935)

  20. Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised), Henri Rousseau (1891)

  21.  Luncheon of the Boating Party, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1880)

  22.  St. George and The Dragon, Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael) (1505)

  23.  A Beautiful World, Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma Moses) (1948)

  24.  Tiger, Ito Jakuchu (1755)

  25. Tornado Over Kansas, John Steuart Curry (1929)




This is a great example of the books students make about one of the artists and artworks from our "Art to Know" list. 



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