Famous Pieces of Art Stolen by the Nazis. Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I Artist: Gustav Klimt. Gustav Klimt was an Austrian born Symbolist painter. During his lifetime, Klimt created many portraits, murals, and sketches. The primary subject of his work was usually the female body. In 1904, Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer hired Gustav Klimt to create a portrait of his wife Adele. She was Jewish.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Post-Impressionism, 1853-1890): Two Diggers Among Trees, November -December, 1889. Created in Saint-Rémy, France. Oil on canvas, 65.1 x 50.2 cm. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan.
LESSON 2: Objective- Using Photoshop, create an art mash-up using masking and clipping techniques. Successfully combine 2 famous pieces of art to create a new masterpiece. Consider having students present research they have found about the artists/pieces they chose to mash-up. Example: Botticelli and van Gogh (there are all KINDS of art mash ups you could do...)
In this project, students are asked to take a famous piece of art and increases its size by a scale factor of at least three. The extra challenge is that each piece of art is divided into 2-4 pieces and each student only gets a portion of the original. The more accurate their measurements, the better it will match up with the pieces their teammates are creating.