Jessica Russo Scherr
Mona Lisa American Gothic Parody
Choose either Grant Wood's American Gothic or Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and create a parody of the artwork in any medium. Be creative.
Research the artworks in order to be able to speak about who are in the original works and the artists that created them.
Do not copy example that you found while googling.
Artist: Grant Wood
Location: Art Institute of Chicago Building
Periods: Modernism, Regionalism
Media: Beaverboard, Oil paint
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Dimensions: 77 cm x 53 cm
Location: The Louvre (since 1797)
Subject: Lisa del Giocondo
Periods: High Renaissance, Renaissance
Use these coloring pages as references for simplifying the artworks if needed.
All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.
LATE homework is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower
Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO
Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework. The website is to aid you in your homework.
If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment: You may redo it for a better grade within one week.
Absent: You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.
How to earn a good grade on your homework
Homework assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.
All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).
Follow the instructions for each homework.
Include a background when applicable.
Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.
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