Still Life 1890–94, oil on canvas, 12.75 in. x 16 in. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
In this lesson, students will:
- Analyze Cezanne’s Still Life and the composition of fruits and objects
- Identify use of line, color, shape, textures, and space in the painting
- Learn about Cezanne’s Post-Impressionist style and his desire to show form
- Sketch fruits and vegetables, using basic shapes and observing details
- Color fruits in primary and secondary colors, using a digital paint app
- Arrange still life objects in balanced compositions and use highlights and shadows to show form
Lesson Teaching Notes
A document of summary pages on the lesson’s Key Concepts, Discussion Questions, Artist Points, and Project Directions.
Map and Location
Common Core Standards
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
English language Arts/ Speaking and Listening
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
Materials and Setup
Photos of Setup
Still Life Fruit
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