англійської мови з теми
“The World of Art. British Painters”
- to develop critical thinking skill and create imagination;
- to improve pupils’ communication skills working in group;
- to summarize the knowledge which had been got at the previous lessons;
- to point out the main famous painters of Great Britain;
- to broaden pupils’ outlook in Britain’s culture;
Equipment: presentation “The World of Art”, English textbooks (O. Karpiuk), cards with proverbs.
T. Good-morning, pupils! I am glad to see you at our lesson!
Are all present? Who is absent?
Are you ready for the lesson?
How are you?
T. Look at the blackboard!
The topic of our lesson is “The World of Art. British Painters”.
The motto is “Life is short, art is long”.
Pay also your attention to our aims. We must achieve them.
II. MAIN PART
T. Answer my questions, please.
What is art?
T. Have you ever been to the museum?
What kinds of museums do you know?
What famous museums in the world can you mention?
What can museums tell us about?
Have you ever visited a theatre?
Do you prefer to watch a film or a performance?
What films do you like to watch?
What music do you like to listen to?
Do you have your favorite painter?
T. So, what does art include? Use the Mind Map.
T. But what is art for you?
Pupils: It’s a form of entertaining.
-It’s spending free time.
-It’s a way of relaxation.
T. OK. And now let’s remined some words connected with our topic. Complete the sentences with the worlds in the box:
Is considered, a sitter, an outlook, a seascape, painting
T. Dear pupils, do you agree that we are different? We have different tastes, our points of view about art are various.
Work in groups
T. And now we are going to discuss some quotes.
(Учні діляться на три групи. Кожна група дістає картку (одну з трьох), які надає вчитель.)
Pupils task is on the cards:
I група Card 1 ‘’A man paints with his brains, not with his hands”.
(Henry Word Beecher)
II група Card 2 ‘’Life is short, art is long”.
III група Card 3 ‘’A picture is a poem without words”
(Учні обмінюються думками)
T. You can see a table and a group of adjectives on the blackboard.
Devide the following adjectives into two columns:
amazing, annoying, silly, appealing, attractive, awesome, beautiful, wonderful, awful, boring, brilliant, fantastic, great, incredible, marvelous, superb, terrible.
T. What English painters do you know?
William, Turner, John Constable, William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, Charles Brooking, Thomas Hudson, Maria Bell, Fransis Danby, William Tate)
T. Let’s take three directions: landscape, seascape, portratism and the representatives of them are John Constable, Joseph William Turner, Joshua Reynolds.
Some pupils have prepared a short information about them.
Let’s listen and learn some new facts about these painters.
P.1 I’d like to tell you about John Constable. He is famous for his landscapes, which are mostly of the Suffolk country-side, where John was born. He made a lot of
open-air sketches, using these as basis for his large exhibition paintings.
His pictures are extremely popular today, but they were not well received in England during his lifetime. John was the son of wealthy miller.
He began to take interest in landscape painting while he was at grammar school.
His famous pictures are “The White Horse”, “The Hay Wain”, “The Waterloo Bridge” and others.
So, John Constable may truly be considered the father of modern landscape painting.
T. Thank you.
The next interesting information and presentation is about Joseph William Turner.
P.2 Joseph William Turner is an English romantic painter, known especially for his dramatic seascapes. He was particularly fond of painting seascapes among which are “The Shipwreck”, “Fishing Boats in a Squall”. He painted waves and storms with such great mastery that critics said you could smell the spray and hear the noise of water.
Look at these pictures. They are full of tragedies. The sea storm has broken. The waves are so high. A strong wind is blowing. It’s so dangerous to be in the open sea or ocean. I think Joseph Turner managed to reflect the fear, stress and danger of this situation. It produces an unforgettable impression on the visitors.
T. Thank you. Our last information is about Joseph Reynolds, the representative of portratism.
P.3 Yes, Joseph Reynolds is known as a portrait painter. He was born in Devonshire in the south of England. His father was a school teacher. When the boy was seventeen, he was sent to London where he learned art from a portrait painter. Reynolds lived in Plymouth and painted portraits. People liked his portraits.
So, Joseph Reynolds created a whole gallery of portraits of his contemporaries-writers, scientists and actors. But his eyes were not strong and it was difficult for him to work. In 1792 the great English painter died.
T. Pupils where are pictures, canvases, portraits held?
(Pupils are answering)
T. Have you ever heard about the National Portrait Gallery? Let’s listen to the text and get more information about it.
P.4 From legendary royals to pop culture icons and famous public figures, strolling the halls of the National Portrait Gallery is like taking a walk through British history. There are works dating from as early as the 13th century. This gallery is a wonderful museum that holds portraits of main characters of Britain. There are pictures of kings, queens, poets, musicians, artists, thinkers, heroes.
Opening its doors in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery was the first of its kind in the world. Now it’s home to the world’s biggest portrait collection, featuring over 11000 works. This National Portrait Gallery houses a vast collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs of famous faces past and present.
The National Portrait Gallery is located on St. Martin’s Place, just north of Trafalgar square and is open daily from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The National Gallery attracts not only tourists from all over the world but also students and pupils living in London.
Everybody can admire pictures “The Virgin of the Rocks” by Leonardo da Vinci, “Self- Portrait” at the age of 34 by Rembrandt, “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh and many others. The National Portrait Gallery is the British art treasure. Welcome and admire it!
T. Let’s have a test:
1) The National Portrait Gallery is situated in:
2) It was opened in:
3) There are pictures of:
b) kings and queens, poets, artists
4) This gallery is located on:
a) Trafalgar Square
b) on St. Martin’s Place
c) near Big Ben
5) It is open daily:
a) from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m.
b) from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m.
c) from early morning till night
6) The Gallery contains:
a) 10.000 works
b) 20.000 works
c) 11.000 works
7) It has a vast collection of:
a) paintings, drawings, not photographs
b) paintings and drawings
c) paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs
8) The Gallery was:
a) the first gallery in the world
b) the first gallery in Europe
c) the first gallery in England
9) There are also works dating back to:
a) the 11th century
b) the 13th century
c) the 20th century
10) The National Portrait Gallery is:
a) the British art treasure
b) the prison
c) the museum of wax figures
Grading the pupils for their work at the lesson
T. Before the end of the lessons I’d like to ask you some questions:
1. What are your impressions of our lesson?
2. What interesting information have you found?
3. Have we achieved our aims?
Write a composition “Art in my life”