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The Impact of Color in Paintings

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Arts +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

This collection includes paintings of similar subjects  (women) presented in both black and white and in color. The objective of this project is for students to recognize and think about the impact of color on their interpretations.  Identify responses to color and think about it as one of the artist's tools for conveying meaning.

 

Tags: Elizabeth McCausland; Childe Hassam; Antonia de Banuelos; Angel Rodriguez-Diaz; William H. Johnson

Girl in Black and White [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

New York Winter Window, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Portrait [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Protagonist of an Endless Story

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait

Smithsonian American Art Museum