6-12 Holocaust Center

Holocaust Survivor Art and the Artist

This inquiry focuses on examining a painting from a Holocaust survivor and the artist statement to explore how art provides a partial understanding of the life circumstances of the artist but does not provide a complete understanding. The questions, tasks, and sources in this inquiry asks student to examine one piece of art using Visual Thinking Strategies then use their observations of the painting to develop a microstory connected to the painting.  Students will check the accuracy of their microstory based on the artist statement and will then have the opportunity to revise their story to provide a more accurate and comprehensive story of the event depicted in the painting.