Work of Art
a large image of this bas-relief sculpture of the Adoration of the Shepherd,
the students will discuss subject matter, its meaning in the Catholic
Church and the role of the Church in viceregal Mexico.
Students will describe the us of the elements of art
(color, line, shape, value and texture) and principles (center of interest,
balance, and repetition).in this work and how they are used to enhance
the expressive content of the work.
will analyze the process of bas-relief sculpture. Will determine how the
artist was able to place this many people in the same space and still
achieve an effect of depth.
will create small bas-relief modelings of themselves with an animal in
a rolling pin, students will roll out a back ground
and cut it to a 6" by 6" square that is at least one/half inch
Students will then build up the clay on the background to create
a representation of themselves and an animal. Other elements such as curtains,
trees, or furniture might be worked into the modeled piece to complete
the pieces to dry thoroughly and then fire them. When fired they can be
painted in tempera to add details to the work.
pieces are finished assemble them together as a wall decoration to be
displayed in the school.