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Describing art. Painting. Starry Night by Van Gogh

Level: Lower intermediate and higher
Video Length:  3m 5s
Author: Saylor Foundation
Source: Youtube
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  • Part 1. From minute 00:00 to minute 2:30: This section of the video  is a good, basic model that allows students to learn how to present a  painting. 
  •  Part 2. From minute 2:30 till end: This  section of the video answers the following question:

What is the objective of art?  
          You may ask your students to take notes and write  a short composition answering that question

Before watching the video, make sure you know what these words mean.

Verbs: To take up,To dominate,To tower over, To swirl,To be in motion,To seem to,To look like, 
To rise above.
Nouns: Brush stroke, steeple
Expressions of location:In the foreground, On the upper right


Now listen to the song Starry Night by Don Mclean HERE


You have seen a video and heard a song describing Van Gogh work.

In both of them you have heard and seen words related to colours and movement.
   Can you mention them?
2       Could you prepare an oral description a painting  by an artist of your choice?

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