ABCs of Art: Animals in Art

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In some of his work, Goya produced large oil paintings of Spanish people of all ages engaged in their favorite activities. In this picture, Goya portrays and elegantly dressed young boy riding a ram...
Activity: <em>Boy on a Ram</em>
This 2,500-year-old drinking vessel is in the shape of the head of a donkey. The realistic ears, eyes, and open braying mouth of the donkey would surely give joy to anyone drinking from this cup....
Activity: <em>Greek Rhyton (drinking vessel) in the Shape of a Donkey Head</em>
This small model of a house was a tomb sculpture from the ancient people of the Nayarit region of West Mexico. This lively house contains different groups of people both alone and together, multiple...
Activity: Nayarit <em>Model House</em>
This beaded crown is the most important symbol of royal power and authority for a Yoruba king. The crown's beaded veil serves to protect people from the king's gaze and hide his face. The king could...
Activity: Yoruba Crown (Ade)
This ceramic sculpture of a camel and rider is an example of a type of mingqi (pronounced ming-chee), or tomb figure. During the Tang Dynasty whenever a rich or powerful person died they were buried...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Camel and Rider</em>
This sculpture of Ganesha, Hinduism's Lord of Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles, posed mid-dance, is sure to amuse with his oversized elephant head and rotund belly. This teaching packet includes...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Dancing Ganesha</em>
Thinly and rapidly painted, Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando) (1887-88) has the confident, improvisational quality of a drawing. Its subject is the Circus Fernando, one of the first...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Equestrienne (At the Cirque Fernando)</em> by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
The Mukenga mask honors men important to the royal household. Its materials relate to rank, status, and leadership. The use of leopard and monkey fur, parrot feathers, and forms borrowed from the...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Mask (Mukenga)</em>
This painting features the famous medieval legend of Saint George, who saved a princess about to be sacrificed to the dragon threatening her father's kingdom. This teaching packet includes an essay,...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Saint George Killing the Dragon</em> by Bernat Martorell
Celebrating the joys of family ties, this composition by Doris Lee shows a bustling group of women and children preparing the annual feast in a traditional rural kitchen. This teaching packet...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Thanksgiving</em> by Doris Lee
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