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Recreating Paintings at Home
Emily Hayne, Photography Teaching Fellow

Many forms of art are similar in their ability to capture detail, tell a story, as well as express and elicit emotion. Last week in Nature Photography, students looked through a creative lens and interpreted art such as The Broken Column (1944) by Frida Kahlo and The Pink Peach Tree (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh. As an assignment, students were invited to look closely at a painting that they are drawn to and then attempt to replicate a version of the art by constructing their very own scene. After interpreting colors, lines, shapes, and angles and using props from home, students designed these scenes with intention, some humor, and artistic grace. Below is a collection of the creative photos, students turned in!