Elementary School (4-5),Middle School (6-8),High School (9-12),College and Beyond
Yoga: The Art of Transformation is the world's first major art exhibition about yoga. The exhibition explores yoga's fascinating history and its transformation into a global phenomenon. Highlights include stunning masterpieces of Indian sculpture and painting, pages from the first illustrated book of yoga postures, and a Thomas Edison film, Hindoo Fakir (1902), the first American movie ever produced about India. On view at the Asian Art Museum from Feb 21–May 25, 2014.
Turkish calligraphers were masters of transforming words and phrases into the shapes of animals. Artists achieved these effects by elongating, wrapping, and rotating letters to create the contour (outline) as well as details of the animal. Students will create a zoomorphic drawing composed of an adjective that describes the animal.
Turkish calligraphers were skillful at transforming words and phrases into the shapes of animals. This was done by elongating, wrapping, and rotating letters to create the contour (outline) as well as details of the animal. Favorite animal shapes include the lion, peacock, and stork. Students will write a descriptive sentence about an animal that they believe has virtuous qualities. They will create a zoomorphic pen and ink drawing composed of this sentence.