Brooklyn lesson plan- Mark Rothko's Subway

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Brooklyn lesson plan- Mark Rothko's Subway

  1. 1. DiChirico CONTEXT: INFLUENCES Activity: Write a postcard from here. ( “What’s a postcard?”)
  2. 2. • Edward Hopper: "It's probably a reflection of my own, if I may say, loneliness. I don't know. It could be the whole human condition.” • Hopper: “The loneliness thing is overdone"
  3. 3. George Tooker THE SUBWAY 1950 Context: intertextuality WRITE A SIX-WORD STORY FOR THIS IMAGE OR ROTHKO’S SUBWAY OR DICHIRICO OR NIGHTWAWKS
  4. 4. WRITE A SIX-WORD STORY FOR ONE OF THESE IMAGES
  5. 5. The Killers 1946
  6. 6. Film Noir • Low key lighting • Disconnected individuals • Urban landscapes • Shadows • Femme Fatale
  7. 7. Taxi Driver 1976 "Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I am God's lonely man.”— Travis Bickle
  8. 8. “I see.” “ I wonder.” FOCUS ON: COLOUR, PROXEMICS, DEPTH, COSTUME, SOUND (imagined), MISE-EN-SCENE, POINTOF VIEW (CAMERA ANGLE)
  9. 9. Mark Rothko CONTEXT: other work by the artist
  10. 10. SHOT DESIGNER ACTIVITY: DRAW A BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THIS SCENE. PLACE THE VIEWER/CAMERA IN YOUR DRAWING
  11. 11. FINAL ACTIVITY: ASSUME THIS IS A STILL FROM A FILM. LOOKING BACK: CREATE A FILM OF THE 45-60 SECONDS BEFORE THIS “SHOT” OR LOOKING FORWARD: CREATE A FILM OF THE 45-60 SECONDS FOLLOWING THIS “SHOT”

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