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Giuseppe Arcimboldo Food Collage

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and construct collage portraits from food imagery inspired by his work. They will explore how technology can be used in the preservation of artwork.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will invent contemporary versions of Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s food portraits.

Students will develop collage skills while using various papers and approaches to creating a portrait.

Students will utilize drawing to overcome creative obstacles.

Students will design intuitively, responding to the ideas and forms that emerge during the artmaking process.

Students will explore ways that technology can be used to preserve artworks.

Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s food portraits and invite comparisons to contemporary art.
  • Demonstrate collage skills, utilizing various papers and techniques for creating a human face.
  • Encourage students to design intuitively based on the food imagery available to them.
  • Facilitate a drawing activity, helping students overcome creative obstacles by creating missing imagery.
  • Lead a class discussion about the use of technology for artwork preservation using the provided resource.

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National Standards


Create

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

10 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Food imagery (magazines, food packages, newspaper ads, etc.)
  • Paper (any size or color)
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive (glue, glue stick, or tape)
  • White paper
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Black pen or marker
  • Crayons

National Standards


Create

Apply methods to overcome creative blocks.

VA:Cr1.1.7a

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Steps

Gather Papers

Choose a solid colored piece of paper for the base of the collage. Gather imagery of food (magazines, newspapers, mailers, and used food packing).

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

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Reference

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Reflection

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