Something to enjoy, to ease us back and into the autumn semester. If you’re ready to start, try doing a little research on van Gogh, or one of his contemporaries. Or you could try finding something about him in the news, like these two pieces: “Does Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?” (from The Art Newspaper), and this, which is a bit darker, more somber: “Van Gogh’s ‘terrifying environment’ of French asylum revealed” (from The Guardian).
Here are a couple of short videos about the 11-year-old artist from Lagos, Nigeria who’s gone viral this month. He’d be a good person to do your profile/biography task about.
And here’s his Instagram.
Every year there are students in my classes who are extreme Disney fans. Not once have I come across a Dali fan. Maybe this will help?
Now we just need to have a collaboration with Miyazaki Hayao.