We were able to get a copy from our library system, and have already done a few of the portrait pieces.
This past week we looked at a portrait called Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes.
I asked Treyton a few questions, from the book, I enjoyed the process so much that I wanted to include his answers here.
The boy is holding a string in his hands. Where does it go? Why?
That’s not a boy, it looks like a girl.
To the big bird. To keep it from flying.
What do you think the boy is thinking about?
God. Why? Because God is good to think about.
What do you think might happen to the bird?
It will get angry.
Describe the boy’s clothes. How do you think the clothes would feel if you touched them?
Would you like to be dressed this way? Why?
No, It looks weird.
I love this process and am excited to do even more. I highly recommend Name Your Link' target=_blank>any of the books in this series if you’re looking for a way to add a depth to your current art appreciation.
* Photograph Credits
Copyright © 2000–2010 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved. Source: Francisco de Goya y Lucientes: Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga (1784-1792) (49.7.41) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art