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Benton_Tent Meeting.jpg
Benton was born in Missouri, and spent a great deal of time with his family in Washington, DC where his father was a US Congressman. Benton’s political upbringing, combined with his artistic instincts, resulted in artworks which reflected both the…

Biddle_Nannies.jpg
George Biddle's reputation in the art of the South was established in 1930, when he was invited by George Gershwin to produce illustrations for the printed libretto of his widely popular opera, Porgy and Bess. The invitation resulted in a trip to…

Alchemy of Art.pdf
The Alchemy of Art discusses the historical manufacture of paint and other artists’ materials. Discussion centers on the evolution and manufacture of painters’ materials and the painting process, with a strong focus placed on resulting stylistic…

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Burchfield_Barber Shop.jpg
Charles Burchfield came to South Carolina as a draftee into the National Guard when the United States prepared to join World War I. He trained as a camouflage artist at Camp Jackson in Columbia, and often took sketching excursions to nearby towns.…

Burchfield_Spanish Mission_Camden.jpg
This watercolor sketch by Charles Burchfield was created during the artist’s brief period of military training in South Carolina during WWI. Though it does not embody Burchfield’s signature enigmatic blend of naturalism and surrealism, it does…

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Culture and perseverance.pdf
Learners will be introduced to the cultural aspects of perseverance. Understanding that students belong to all kinds of cultures will help students to become more empathetic across cultures. Empathy is an integral means of knowing and relating to…

Cooper_Miles Brewton House.jpg
The subject of this painting is the colonial residence of the successful Charleston merchant, Miles Brewton. The home was built during the years 1765 – 1769, and is considered by historians to be one of the finest American examples of the…

reCapturing Youth Wax Resist Memory Portraits.pdf
Passages of time and concepts of aging become more concrete as we age, but during adolescence remain somewhat abstract. Learners are aware of milestones of getting older- driving, graduating from high school, college, marriage or partnership- but are…

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remixed messages.pdf
Visual art and visual culture are often responsible for creating and responding to culturally constructed notions of beauty. Despite one’s subjectivity, those ideas are communicated in ways that determine standards for what gets to count as…

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Virtual,Perfect.pdf
It has long been the trope of visual artists to envision near-perfect communities or environments somehow different from the ones that we actually inhabit, whether an encounter with nature in a sterile office space in Skoglund’s A Breeze at Work or…

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Bacharach_Corner Store.jpg
Rather than presenting the familiar motif of rural subsistence agriculture commonly found in Southern art of this period, this painting documents an opposite aspect of Southern life during the Great Depression; urban unemployment. Elise Bacharach had…

Gaul_After the Battle.jpg
Gilbert Gaul is best known for his American military (earlier period) and genre scenes (later work). He was variously a painter and graphic illustrator, producing works for “Century Magazine” and “Harper’s Weekly” during and after the Civil…

Sacred Earth Places.pdf
When exploring earth as an enduring idea we ask learners to look at it as a sacred place that has been held in the highest regard since the beginning of time. Learners will create a vessel that contains within it a sacred earth space or created…

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Fantasy animals for a better world.pdf
Fantasy is an excellent way for learners to explore science through art and develop creative ways to solve issues within the biological world. Our world is full of relationships between man, animals and nature; some relationships are positive and…

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Relationships Lesson.pdf
Learners will explore the varying relationships that they and humankind have with animals by creating a clay animal sculpture that expresses their own views on relationships with animals and by writing a poem or short story. By experiencing this…

Metamorphasis Lesson.pdf
When exploring metamorphosis we can begin to see ourselves, others, and the world around us in terms of transformation. Learners will create a four square life transformation quilt that represents the metamorphosis of their lives past, present and…

Women as Objects.pdf
Learners will explore gender inequality by creating photographic images and staged sets in order to portray their feelings about women as objects. Through art making and study of women’s fight for equality via the Feminist Movement which began…

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Perseverance Garden.pdf
Exploring perseverance is a way for learners to begin thinking critically about what it has taken to survive throughout history and what is needed for them to survive in their everyday lives. It is important for learners to see what is necessary in…

Halsey_Study in Red_II.jpg
William Halsey is one of the first notable South Carolina Modernist artists. Although much of the work he created in his home town of Charleston was non-representational, he credited the city’s urban atmosphere, with its architectural angles and…

Harrison_Hidden Moon.jpg
Birge Harrison was one of the first dignitaries from the American art Establishment who recognized rich and latent artistic potential available in the Southern landscape. Harrison had studied and lived abroad, painting and publishing articles on the…

Herzog_Cradling Rye.png
German-born artist Hermann Herzog belongs to a small but significant number of turn-of-the-century academic painters from the North who achieved critical and financial success with their works in Southern subject matter, accounted for in this case by…

Hutty_At the Wedding.jpg
Alfred Hutty’s At the Wedding is an excellent example of a Southern urban genre scene. Though the image is charming and ordinary in its character, closer investigation reveals significant social and historical interest. It records a newlywed bride…

Hutty_Cabbage Row.jpg
The subject of these two works is Cabbage Row, a term used by local residents to refer a small cluster of historic residential buildings on Church Street, in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The houses and residents of Cabbage Row became subjects…

Hutty_Charleston Gossips_watercolor.jpg
Alfred Hutty completed very few oil paintings relative to the prodigious number of his etchings and watercolors. In the latter media, however, Hutty’s works on paper often revisit the same subjects and compositions. Charleston Gossips presents one…
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