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Speaking of Pictures

Art is a special record of experience that shapes understanding and offers new insights. For example, American history-our ingenuity, ideals, creativity, and diversity-are revealed in American art. Foster critical thinking skills and observation by exploring these artworks.


Crop of Abbot Handerson Thayer's “My Children.” The image links to the artwork's Speaking of Pictures page, where observation and interpretation skills are fostered.

Speaking of Pictures: My Children by Abbot Handerson Thayer
Roll over this heroic painting to reveal meaning and insight.


Crop of Charles Burchfield's “Orion in December.” The image links to the artwork's Speaking of Pictures page, where observation and interpretation skills are fostered.

Speaking of Pictures: Charles Burchfield's Orion in December
Using your mouse, discover details about the watercolor Orion in December.


Crop of John Singer Sargent's “Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (Mrs. John Jay Chapman).” The image links to the artwork's Speaking of Pictures page, where observation and interpretation skills are fostered.

Speaking of Pictures: John Singer Sargent's Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (Mrs. John Jay Chapman)
Roll over parts of this painted portrait to reveal interesting facts and background information.


Crop of Thomas LeClear's “Interior with Portraits.” The image links to the artwork's Speaking of Pictures page, where observation and interpretation skills are fostered.

Speaking of Pictures: Thomas LeClear's Interior with Portraits
Find this image's "hot spots" to gain insight and background.


Crop of John Quidor's “Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane.” The image links to the artwork's Speaking of Pictures page, where observation and interpretation skills are fostered.

Speaking of Pictures: John Quidor's The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane
Roll over this artwork to read excerpts from the famous Halloween tale.


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