Paintings done by artists before, during, and after the French Revolution will illustrate, explain, and show the causes and consequences of the revolution.
Standards Addressed: History/Social Science:
10.24: Explain how the ideology of the French Revolution led France to develop from constitutional monarchy to democratic despotism to the Napoleonic empire.
Language Arts: 2.5: Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis, evaluation, and elaboration.
English Language Learner (ELL) Strategies: Use of Supplementary materials:
Adaptation of Content:
Partners/monitoring by teacher.
Students will try to guess whether the paintings are pre-revolutionary, revolutionary, or post-revolutionary and what the paintings are trying to depict as well as how the styles aid in that depiction.
1. Students get with partners.
2. Each student gets out lined paper: title - Paintings and the French Revolution.
3. First set of slides run without text. Each student is to answer the question whether each painting is pre, revolutionary, or post and to give a one paragraph description of the event depicted. Each paragraph is to be numbered.
4. Exchange papers with partner.
5. Second set of slides has text: painter, title, and year done.
6. Partner is to write text information down on partner’s paper and write a paragraph describing each painting; altered now from their first description because of the date and title. They are also to determine whether the painting is pre, revolutionary, or post.
7. Return papers.
8. Third set of slides is in chronological order with painter, title, and year and comments from me that explain some of the stories behind the painting.
9. Students are to write down numbers and synthesize the three descriptions (original, partners, and my own) in one paragraph.
10. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, “The Dream of Ossian” 1813.
11.Eugene Delacroix, “Liberty Guiding the People” 1830.
GRADING RUBRIC “A” - Three informative and interesting paragraphs for each painting and a final correct assessment as to pre, revolutionary, or post.
“B” - Three informative paragraphs for each painting and a final fair assessment as to pre, revolutionary, or post.
“C” - Three paragraphs for each painting and an assessment as to pre, revolutionary, or post.
Student Handout #1
Paintings and the French Revolution
Identify each painting below and determine if they are pre-revolutionary, revolutionary, or post revolutionary and give a one paragraph description of the event depicted in the painting.
1. Hyacinthe Riguard - “Louis xiv” 1701.
2. Jean Honore Fragonard - “The Swing” 1766.
3. Jacques Louis David - “The Oath of Horatii” 1785.
4. David - “The Death of Marat” 1793.
5. Antoine Jean Gros - “Napoleon at Arcola” 1796.
6. David - “Napoleon Crossing the Alps” 1800.
7. Francisco Goya - “The Third of May” 1808.
8. Goya - “The Disasters of War” 1810-1813.
9. Theodore Gericault - “Officier of the Imperial Guard” 1812.
10. Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres - “The Dream of Ossian” 1813.
11. Eugene Delacroix - “Liberty Guiding the People” 1830.