How did painters paint on ivory?
How does one paint such tiny brushstrokes?
Who used this object and why?
What profession might he have had?
Why did he have a portrait made?
How does one paint such tiny brushstrokes?
The viewer may also think about artistic or aesthetic questions:
Was this artist a very good painter?
Is this art if it is a useful object?
Is this style typical of the period around 1842?
Has the meaning of this object changed through time?
Making Labels for Your Work of Art or Art Exhibit
Use the above guidelines when creating the text for an exhibit label or a school art
show. Only the fourth line (owner) may not apply, (unless the exhibit contains histori-
cal objects).
Preparation for a Field Trip to a Museum
Use the objects on the Web site as a treasure hunt for label facts (paintings and
photographs for a trip to an art gallery; folk art, furniture or quilts for a trip to a histori-
cal site).
Where was Helen Gilchrist's piano made?
What year did Helen make her appliqué bedcover?
Who painted Dream Trip to a Star ?
What kind of art did Adrian Troy make?
What is the title of the funniest painting you saw?
How big is the smallest painting you saw?
Find a quilt made by a man.
Who owns the sculpture Vanity by Laura Slobe?
These few questions cover all categories of label information; artist, title, date, medium,
size, owner, location.
What other questions can you think of?