Great Works Worth A Visit

Looking at works of art that can be used to teach a lot more than art.  Part of a collection that Jim Sill uses to showcase the power of the GAP in the classroom.

Incredibly ominous painting of a man that may be doomed to be lost at see. He has his catch, but the boat that will get him off that ocean is getting farther away. Will he make it before the fog rolls in?
Group portraits of civil guard troops were common in the Dutch Golden Age but with this painting, Rembrandt was the first to depict figures in a group portrait in action, striking dynamic poses. The captain, dressed in black, is telling his lieutenant to start the company marching. The guardsmen are getting into formation. Rembrandt used the light to focus on particular details, like the captain’s gesturing hand and the young girl in the foreground. She was the company mascot. Can you find the barely-there figure, whose eye and beret are just seen and which is believed to be a self-portrait of Rembrandt himself?"
There is a lot to see in the details of this one. Notice the artist signature in the bottom left. Can you find that rascally rabbit?
The original stated that the throwing of sticks at a tied up goose was a Shrove Tuesday game. This is a scene of the Harvest during August or September, not February or March. And the game, according to curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was known as "cock-throwing" (the bird was often a rooster rather than a goose) and, while associated with Shrove Tuesday, may well have been played at other times of the year.
Re-Interpret this painting as if it were today. What would remain the same? What would change?
Look into the eyes of the princess
Heavy handed painting over time
Great Khan video that discuses the ****** elements of this piece. She is watching
Would anyone know a prophet today? Christ is lost among the crowd while people sell preztels among the socializers. Some even show up just to be seen.
Compare this study with the woman seated in A Sunday on La Grande Jatte -- 1884
Historical elements make up this painting. Why is the crib empty? Why wasn't this painting shown publicly in the time.
The queen looking very fashionable.
Yellow is a primary Color. Notice the blues on the left and the touches of red.
Compare this to his sketch, a drawing from 1882 and this the final painting he created in 1884: Notice how the rescuer is now hidden.
The ambassador on the left represents secular law (Creon) and the ambassador on the right represents divine law (Antigone). They base their rash decisions according to these laws.
One of my personal favorites. Seurat uses Optical Mixture to trick the eye into making you see colors better than just mixing the paint on a palate. Look at society and the river by comparing this to Bathers at Asnières
Van Gogh seems to paint this so fast and in such a furry that he leaves parts where the canvas is still showing.
Scientific Artful Thinking:
Great indigenous works in the National Gallery of Australia. The museum even offers street view.