Thursday, January 23, 2014

2nd Grade Mona Lisa

The 2nd grade students learned about the life and artwork of
Leonardo Da Vinci.
Da Vinci was born in Italy during the time of the Renaissance.  He was born in Vinci, Italy and also studied art there.  His paintings became famous because he made them look real.  The students learned that he was also a scientist, an inventor, a mathematician, a philosopher, as well as an artist.  Da Vinci loved to write notes along with his sketches, but he was so smart he was able to write his notes backwards.  This meant you needed a mirror to read his writing.  DaVinci is most famous for his painting of  “The Mona Lisa.”  It doesn’t matter what angle you look at her, she always seems to be looking at you.  The 2nd grade students had to decide where they would take Mona Lisa to and illustrate it!

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