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Wisbech St. Mary

Wisbech St. Mary

Church of England Academy
Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust

2021-2022 - SUMMER

During this term, the children will learn about the term history painting and know that it is used to describe painting, which shows stories from classical history, mythology and the Bible. To explore the idea of history painting, the children look at mythological art, studying in detail art which tells the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The paintings they study, which tell different parts of the story as well as the whole story range from frescos found at Pompeii in ancient Rome to 20th century paintings. They will consider how history paintings show different settings and characters and explore how artists can show different characteristics or personalities by the way they draw. Throughout this learning journey, the children will then make a detailed study of the work of Picasso, which show the Minotaur and create their own work in mixed media incorporating the Minotaur and the maze.