Rouault Le Soldat

Image

Side profile of a man with black beard, blue hat, blue shirt.

Georges Rouault
b. 1871, Paris, France; d. 1958, Paris, France
Oil on canvas
16 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches
Accession date: 1989
The Dr. and Mrs. John J. Mayers Collection
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Subject

Language Arts

Grade Range

K-12

Skill

Adjectives

Motivation

Museum trip

Materials

Index cards

About the Artist

French, born in Paris, France (1871-1958) 

Learning Goal

To use adjectives to describe the portrait Le Soldat by Georges Rouault. 

 

I Can Statement

I can use adjectives to describe the portrait Le Soldat by Georges Rouault.

Vocabulary

Adjective, noun, mood, color, category, pose

Procedure

  • Define adjectives: an adjective is a word that describes a noun.
  • Review nouns: nouns are people, places or things.
  • Give a few examples of adjectives and elicit a few more from the class.
  • Introduce/review and discuss the vocabulary.
  • Point out that the artist is Georges Rouault.
  • Record the elicited adjectives on index cards:
  1. texture (smooth, rough, thick, soft or hard).
  2. facial features and the head in general (expression, hairstyle, details).
  3. style, type and color of the clothing.
  4. pose (relaxed, stiff, natural, etc.).
  5. moods evoked by the portrait (happy, sad, serious, angry, calm or none at all.).
  6. shapes (rectangles, squares, organic, geometric).
  7. lines  (straight, curvy or diagonal). 
  8. setting (location, season, century).
  9. background (colorful, plain, decorative).
  • Have the children classify the adjectives on the index cards into categories.

Summary

List adjectives to describe yourself.

Assessment

Write five sentences describing family members or friends.

Florida Standards

Florida Language Arts Standards Gardes K-5

  • Vocabulary: VA.1.C.3.1 / VA.2.C.3.1 / VA.3.C.3.1 / VA.4.C.3.1
  • Use Accurate Vocabulary to Communicate Ideas about Art: 
  • VA.1.S.1.4 / VA.2.S.1.4 / VA.3.S.1.4 / VA.4.S.1.4 / VA.5.S.1.4
  • Adjectives: LAFS.K1.L.3.5 / LAFS.2.L.3.6 / LAFS.3.L.1.1 / LAFS.4.L.1.1
  • Nouns: LAFS.K.L.1.1 / LAFS.1.L.1.1 / LAFS.2.L.1.1 / LAFS.3.L.1.1 / LAFS.4.L.1.1

Florida Language Arts Standards Grades 6-8

  • Vocabulary: VA.68.C.3.1
  • Use Accurate Vocabulary to Communicate Ideas about Art: VA.68.S.1.4
  • Nouns: LAFS.68.L.1.1

Florida Language Arts Standards Grades 9-12

  • Use Accurate Vocabulary to Communicate Ideas about Art: VA.912.S.1.4
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