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FAMOUS PAINTERS

UNIT 7. THE WORLD OF PAINTING

LESSON 62

FAMOUS PAINTERS

Цілі: вдосконалювати навички вживання Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous і навички вимови, аудіювання, читання й письма; розвивати культуру спілкування й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати зацікавленість у розширенні своїх знань.

Procedure

1. Warm-up

1) What famous painters do you know? What are they famous for?

2) What styles do they represent?

3) What techniques do you like most: oil painting, water coloring, gra­phite, sketching?

2. Speaking

> Work in groups.

Each group take any picture from p. 115 (homework) and describe it using the following questions.

1) What style does this picture represent?

2) How do the colors make you feel?

3) How is the perspective of the painting?

4) Does the painting make you feel happy or sad?

5) Is it a somber or an energetic painting?

6) How about the colour sequence? Is it cool or warm?

7) Isn’t this a dynamic painting?

8) Isn’t this a somber painting?

9) What time of day is this painting?

10) What does the artist want to say?

3. Writing

> Grammar practice.

Do ex. 1, 2, 3, p. 116.

4. Reading and speaking

> Work in pairs.

Ask and answer the questions to learn some information about a fa­mous artist.

Student a

Van Gogh was born in Holland in 1853. He worked at many jobs, such as at an art gallery, a school, a bookstore, as a preacher, and at last, he became an artist. He didn’t have a very happy life. He painted sad paintings with poor people in them. His paintings were always very dark until he saw some colorful Japanese paintings. Then Van Gogh started painting happier paintings. Most of his work was in the Postimpressionist style.

One day, he moved to live with his brother because he was unhappy where he lived, and he wanted to find someone to paint with. When he finally found someone, he wished he hadn’t. Van Gogh and the other artist did not get along. After this, Van Gogh became so sad that he cut part of his ear off!

After


these things happened, he painted one more gloomy painting. It was called Wheatfield with Crows. After he finished it, he shot himself. His famous works are The starry Night, Wheatfield with Crows, sunflowers and, of course, self portrait.

1) When was Claude Monet born?

2) Where was he born?

3) Where did he study art?

4) Was he married?

5) What style did he represent?

6) What were his paintings like?

7) What are his famous works?

Student B

Claude Monet was born in 1840 on November 14 in Paris. He grew up in Le Ha­ver, near the sea. Even when he was young he was a very good artist. His pictures were so good that an art supply store let him hang his pictures in their window.

Monet’s parents did not want him to become an artist because they thought he would not make a good living. That did not stop him though. When he was 20, he studied art at an inexpensive art school in Paris.

Monet often went on trips around France to paint. Sometimes, his friend Camille came along. Camille later became Monet’s wife. They had two sons, Jean and Michel. In 1878, Camille got sick and died. A few years later, Monet got married again to a woman named Alice.

Later, Monet and his family moved to Giverny, a small town near Paris. This is where he painted his Impressionist wheatstack and cathedral paintings that be­came very famous. Their house also had a wonderful garden with a lily pond that had a Japanese bridge across it. These were his favorite things to paint.

Monet died in 1926 in Giverny. Many people came to his funeral. Unlike many artists, he was famous even before he died. Now his house in Giverny is a muse­um that is visited by many people. His famous works are Morning Haze, Poppies Blooming, Lily Pond

1) When was Van Gogh born?

2) Where was he born?

3) Where did he study art?

4) Was he married?

5) What style did he represent?

6) What were his paintings like?

7) What are his famous works?

5. Writing

> Grammar practice Do ex. 4, 5, p. 117.

6. Summary

If you could buy a great work of art, what would it be? (style, title, art­ist’s name.)

7. Homework

Ex. 6, p. 117.


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