How Ancient Art Influenced Modern Art

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What do Picasso, Matisse, and Gauguin have in common? They are all considered modern artists, a movement that began over 150 years ago. And despite the label, their work was influenced by artists much, much, older. Check out this video about African masks and artifacts from other cultures and their modern influence.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have kids research the works of one of the artists mentioned in the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Flip the lesson and have class members watch the video and complete the comprehension exercise out of class, saving class time for discussion and further research
Pros
  • Examines a variety of artists and art movements
Cons
  • None