NOTES: THE WINGED WONDER TOUR GRADES 1-5
by Robert Anderson
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Introduce self and review manners & expectations
Review goals of the tour
Look for and learn about winged wonders in the JMRMA
Gather students on loggia to do pre-your activity that acquaints them with different types
of winged figures
(1) Looking for three different types of winged figures in art
Some in religious art Some in mythological art
Even found in architecture of the museum
(2) Hold up Cupid. Anyone know who he is?
The clue is the arrow. He is Cupid, the god of love.
We will see him in several works of art
(3) Hold up putto. Child with wings but not Cupid.
Children with wings in art are called putti or cherubs
We see them in religious and mythological art.
In religious art the putti are cherubs helping humans worship God.
In Greek & Roman mythology the putti help the gods.
(4) Hold up the large angel. Who is this
This is an angel. Angels are used in religious art as helpers, musicians
(5) Lets review
The winged boy with an arrow is?
Little winged children that are not cupids are?
The large winged creature is called an?
(6) Before we go on our search for winged figures who remembers the museum
· Never touch a work of art
· Stay three (3) feet away from works of art
· Walk at all times. Don't run.
· No yelling. Be respectful of others in the
(7) Ready? Raise your hand if you see a winged figure in a work of art.
Spend 20 minutes touring the galleries before your final stop.
Lets begin our tour looking for Winged Wonders
Gallery #1 - Triumph of Divine Love
Cupid riding on the lion - arrow
God of love - Presence in symbolic
Gallery #3 - Virgin and Child in an Apse
Angels playing musical instruments
Gallery #4 - The Assumption
Angels adoring and playing musical instruments
Transporter to Heaven
Madonna and Child with Six Angels
Angels adoring and playing instruments
Gallery #6 - The Rest on the Flight to Egypt
Story of the Flight to Egypt
Gallery #7 - The Ecstasy of St. Paul
Supporters on flight to Heaven
Time Discovering the Love of Mars & Venus
Cupid (where his arrow went)
Gallery #8 - The Annunciation
Angel as a messenger
Story of the Annunciation
Gallery #11 - St. Matthew with the Angel
Helper - inspiration for the scriptures
Gospel of St. Matthew
Gallery #13 - Lot and his Family Departing from Sodom
Angels as guides
Story of Lot & Family Fleeing Sodom
Gallery #15 - Madame de Boubon-Conti As Venus
the son of Venus
Commands Aeolus to Release the Winds
decorative elements - helping the gods
Story about Juno
being angry with Trojans & Paris
Gallery #1 - Triumph of Divine Love
Gallery #6 - Rest on the Flight to Egypt
Gallery #13 - Lot and His Family Fleeing from Sodom
Gallery #15 - Dream of Joseph
We will have activity sheets available for this tour!
Part II - Activity
· To respond to what they have learned about winged figures in art
· To create an original work of art including a winged figure
Materials - Student activity sheet
(1) We are to look more closely at a work of art with a
Look quietly and carefully
What type of winged figure is it?
Now you get to think more about this work of art & what it is all about
Get a chance to draw your own winged figure in a work of art.
10 minutes on each activity - 20 minutes total in last gallery
(2) Pass out first activity sheet, lap boards and pencils
Work quietly - time to share later
(3)Complete first activity then take sheet of drawing paper & a wing pattern to create
own winged figure drawing
(4) Collect supplies - students help. Share activity sheet results &
the art work.
Glossary of Terms
Angel - messenger , a bringer of tidings
Cupid - God of love. Presence is symbolic.
Putto - Plump, naked young boy - not necessarily winged