Sep 17, 2010

Lions in Art

As we continue to work on our giant paper sculpture in the Art Room, let's 
take a deep look at how other artists have used lions as the subject of their artwork.
What do you notice?
                                       What can you find?

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
John Ballantyne, c. 1865

The Sleeping Gypsy
Henri Rousseau,1897

Lion Wall Painting
Spanish fresco, c.1200


  1. This is awsome !!! I noticed that the 'LIONS' are portrayed as being very grand, majestic, and protective. As for the Henri Rousseau painting at first glance the lion looks like a predator, but after taking a deeper look, I noticed the lion is watching guard over her gypsy master. This is so exciting, I can't wait to see the giant paper sculpture !!!!!!! Bye to all you future LMK'ers in Ms. Palefsky's classes !!!!

  2. Anonymous9/17/2010

    Lauren L said...
    I think lions in general are usually known as man eaters but they look very gentle in the pictures posted on the blog.I also observed, in the painting where, the man is brushing a statue of a lion i think the lion belongs to a museum. I think lions are a beautiful part of nature and I love them!!!!:)

  3. Anonymous9/17/2010

    Hey its Sammy K. All thre lion pictures are awesome. My favorite lion is the one that looks like it is hunting the gypsy. But the lion is on guard. Also I like the old won that is from 1200 B.C. it is really cool. The last one is cool because I was having a hard time deciding what it was made of. All the lion pictures cool and sick

  4. Anonymous9/17/2010

    Hey its Luke, from Purchase School. I feel that the Lion Wall Painting is very interesting and artistic. I think that the Sleeping Gypsy is awesome, and I feel that the lion is protecting the master.

  5. Anonymous9/17/2010

    When I first saw the sleeping gypsy picture I thaught the lion was eating the person but then I looked closer and I saw that the lion was watching over the the person.

  6. Anonymous9/17/2010

    I think that the loin is going to watch her to because he does not look like he going to attack. I can't wait to be in your class. bye paw prints.

    Joey M.

  7. Anonymous9/17/2010

    Hey it's Noah R. When I first saw the lion I thought wow that must of took alot of work! I wonder how long it took the sculptor to make the lion,and I think the hard work payed off.

  8. Anonymous9/17/2010

    I still can get over the loins. I did not known that people in 1200 BC that crazy.

  9. Anonymous9/23/2010

    Kool maby next year you can make a fish and everyone can deighn a scale!!!!

    Kaitlyn Fuerst 4-Arenella