Monday, January 04, 2010

"Synecdoche": The Relationship of Big to Small in the Work of Byron Kim
January 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM
East Building Concourse, Auditorium

Byron Kim, artist, in conversation with Molly Donovan, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art

Header credit: Copyright © 2010 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


National Gallery of Art of Washington, D.C.'s FACES AND PLACES is a two-part interactive activity inspired by the National Gallery’s extensive collection of American naive artists, a gift to the nation from Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Elements from more than 100 paintings have been included in these presentations. Using these two programs, young artists can create portraits, landscapes, or genre scenes of daily life. (Shockwave, 6 MB) .

FACES encourages children to create and personalize portraits by changing the facial characteristics of various sitters. Easy-to-use interactive tools allow users to modify the expressions and hairstyles of the subjects or to add decorative elements to a stylized domestic interior.

PLACES is a panoramic landscape activity that introduces children to the fundamentals of landscape and genre painting while offering a glimpse of life in rural America from the late 18th through the mid-19th century. Music and surprising animations enliven the scene, as children experiment with perspective, composition, color, and scale.

shhh ... don't tell the Washington arts establishment!


(River Run encourages younger children to orchestrate a flowing array of colorful shapes and patterns online.)



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