To read a picture

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Today we are bombarded with pictures and it is more important than ever to be able to read pictures and be critical of what you see. Through dialogue-based communication and practical assignments, students will learn a concrete procedure 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 title and work and what can a picture tell us about the time it was made? In the analysis, we pick the images apart to finally get a greater understanding of the image.

After the presentation, the students in groups will use the same questions to analyze and interpret their respective paintings. Finally, what they come up with should be presented to the rest of the class.

Drammens Museum has a collaboration with Drammen upper secondary school where we offer 3 school programs. "Reading a picture" is linked to the Norwegian subject. Other schools can also take advantage of this offer. Then it must be ordered in advance.


Contact person:

Hilde Julsrud
phone: 48957543

- 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 is distributed from 31 Oct. – 10 Nov. Max 3 mediations in one day and no mediations on Fridays.



week 44-45