Read the information on the following sites about sea shells – look at the history, the value, the trading, collecting, and even stealing of rare shells. Consider the differences in Western art and in Mesoamerican art.
Comment on the 3 most interesting details about shells that you previously did not know.
When you think about shells in Dutch Baroque paintings, are shells a Christian symbol, a symbol of colonization and power, or simply a beautiful object? Or, are they all three?
Choose a painting which supports your ideas and discuss them in reference to the art work. Post a link to it also.
Will any of these ideas change the way you will work on your stippled shells? Explain.
(and, just as a reference on stippling, there are some good ones on google images: http://www.google.com/search?q=stipple+sea+shell+drawing&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=u&rls=en&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=1dPTUIz6HM6yigLsloHgAQ&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1096&bih=693 )