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The Art of Wit & Wisdom


Use the following resources to engage your students in a careful analysis of visual art:

1. The Art of Wit & Wisdom (Slide Show): Share and study the artworks in this slide show to build knowledge and appreciation of artistic elements, genres, styles, and media. These works offer diverse perspectives from a variety of culturally significant artists, artistic movements, and historical contexts. Find the relevant information about each work in the notes section of the slides.

2. Wit & Wisdom Visual Art Lessons: Guide students to apply the habits of mind they develop as readers to the analysis of visual art, using the five Content Stages to structure their inquiry. These lessons provide opportunities for all learners, regardless of abilities, to access themes and ideas expressed through visual art.