Cézanne Challenge Project
The Cézanne Challenge Project for Teachers and Students
Artists seldom work in a vacuum. Just as American artists were inspired by Cézanne’s innovative approach to painting, students can grow in their own work by sharing ideas and techniques with each other. The Cézanne Challenge Project encourages students to experiment with new ways of painting by first studying works in the BMA’s Cézanne and American Modernism exhibition, then tackling one of several Challenge Projects, either individually or as a group. Teachers are invited to help build an online community of young artists by submitting their students' best responses to the BMA for possible posting on the Museum's Flickr page.
Cézanne Challenge: Suggested Projects
Artists benefit enormously from being part of an artistic community that allows them to see and discuss each other’s work. Here’s an opportunity to participate in such a community online! The Cézanne Challenge Project invites teachers and students to tackle visual problems in portraiture, landscape, and still life that motivated modernist artists about 100 years ago. At the same time, the project makes it possible for teachers to share their students’ best work online on Flickr and see how students in other schools are responding to the same challenges.
Quick and Easy Comparison Charts
Comparing one painting to another helps students sharpen observation skills and deepen understanding of each artwork. Use these charts to encourage discussion as you prepare students for the Cézanne Challenge Project.
• Still Lifes
Guidelines for Submitting Student Artwork
For further information about the Cézanne Challenge Project, please contact Linda Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org.