Look at the following video on George Rodrigue:
and the website:
pay particular attention to bio and art/gallery
Make comments about:
1. the pros and cons for you about the visual aspect of his works (what you like and don’t like)
2. the ideas in his works and the interpretation of his paintings (especially the 911 painting)
3. the contradiction between the high market value and the negative reviews by art critics
In your sketchbook, do an hour drawing in the style of Rodrigue, of any animal (preferably a current or former pet) in a setting or location which adds to the overall meaning.
In class, your next painting will be of a familiar animal in a setting or location which adds to the overall meaning. You may do it in a realistic or Rodrigue style, with realistic or exaggerated colors, realistic or exaggerated form.