To read a picture
We are exposed to large amounts of visual impressions every day and it is more important than ever to be able to read images and to be critical of what you see. Through dialogue-based communication and practical tasks, students will learn a concrete method for reading pictures. Together we look at several paintings from different periods in art history and ask questions such as: What do you see? How is the image composed? What is the eye-catcher? What is the connection between the title and the work, and what can the image tell us about the time in which it was made? Based on the answers and what we know about the picture's context and artist, we can interpret the pictures.
After the presentation, the students in groups must use the same questions to analyze and interpret each painting. In groups, the students each present their picture to the rest of the class.
Drammens Museum has a collaboration with Drammen upper secondary school where we offer 2 school programmes. "Reading a picture" is linked to the Norwegian subject. Other schools can also make use of this offer. Then it must be ordered in advance.
- Roadmap is prepared in collaboration with Jørn Ellingsen at Drammen upper secondary school and passed on to all history teachers at the stage.-
The museum visit for Drammen upper secondary school will be distributed from 23 Nov. – Dec. 7 A maximum of three mediations in one day and no mediations on Fridays.