7th Grade Elective Art Class

In Seventh Grade Elective Art Class, students are introduced to:

I. Art History: Periods and Schools


☻ Examine characteristics of Impressionism in:

Claude Monet’s Impression: Sunrise, Bridge Over a Pool of Lilies

Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party

Edgar Degas’ ballet painting such as Dancing Class

Mary Cassatt’s The Boating Party


☻ Examine characteristics of Post-Impressionism in:

Paul Cezanne’s still life Apples and Oranges, or a version of Mont Sainte-Victoire, and The Card Players

Georges Seurat and pointillism: Sunday afternoon on the Island of the Grande Jatte

Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night, one of his Sunflowers, a self-portrait such as Self-Portrait [1889]

Paul Gauguin: Vision After the Sermon, Hail Mary (Ia Orana Maria)

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s At the Moulin Rouge

Art Nouveau as a pervasive style of decoration


☻ Examine representative artists and works, including:

Henri Matisse’s Madame Matisse, The Red Room, and cutouts such as Beasts of the Sea

Edvard Munch’s The Scream

Marc Chagall’s I and the Village

Pablo Picasso’s early works such as Family of Saltimbanques


Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase

☻Picasso after Cubism: Girl Before a Mirror, Guernica

☻Other developers of abstraction:

Vassily Kandinsky’s Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle)

Paul Klee’s Senecio (also known as Head of a Man)

Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie

Salvador Dali and surrealism: The Persistence of Memory


☻Examine representative artists and works, including:

Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Poppies

☻Regionalists, social realists, and genre painters:

Grant Wood, American Gothic

Diego Rivera [Mexican], Detroit Industry

Norman Rockwell’s Triple Self-Portrait