Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Les proverbes de Pieter Bruegel

For this project students have studied the biographies of Pieter Brueghel the Older and his son Pieter Brueghel the Younger. In class we have observed the masterpiece of Pieter Brueghel the Older called “The Flemish proverbs” which depicts over a hundred Flemish proverbs. The objective of this art class was to produce a composition starting with literal renditions of French proverbs of the day. Starting with this idea we have studied French proverbs and expressions like “to have the banana”, “to put a wagon before the bulls”, “to give your tongue to the cat”, “to throw a rock in the garden” etc. Then, we did sketches of each proverb. We were working in 5 theme groups: Animal expressions, Botanical expressions,Clothes expressions, Numeral expressions, Food expressions. Finally each group did a painting of all the expressions studied in their theme.  Please come check out our interactive exposition displayed in the hallway.