Louise Nevelson, Maine Meadows, Old County Road

When viewing art, allow a few minutes just to observe. Careful observation allows time to use all the senses, become engaged, and notice things missed at first glance. Make a list of everything observed: objects, colors, shapes, patterns, as well as the feelings that the work conveys to you.

WORK OF ART

Louise Nevelson, Maine Meadows, Old County Road, Circa 1932-1933Oil on multi-layered composite board, Bequest of Nathan Berliawsky, 1980.35.20

Guiding Questions:

  • Look closely at the lines in the painting. How would you describe the lines you are seeing? (straight, curved, wavy? thick, thin?)
  • How do the lines create a sense of movement?
  • Use your senses to describe how it would feel to step into the scene.
  • How would you describe the mood or feeling in this painting? How has the artist created that feeling? 
  • What surprises you about this painting?

First step:

Write a description of the painting. Include as many details as possible, such as objects, colors, lines, and shapes that you see.  

Second step:

Draw or paint a landscape scene. Consider what kind of mood or feeling you want to convey in your landscape.

Third step:

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For more information on this artwork visit this page on the Farnsworth Art Museum website: 

https://collection.farnsworthmuseum.org/objects/3666

Louise Nevelson, Maine Meadows, Old County Road, Circa 1932-1933Oil on multi-layered composite board, Bequest of Nathan Berliawsky, 1980.35.20

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