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"Artzy" Art during World War II


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Back to Lesson 5

Student Scavenger Hunt Sheet

 

Name:_______________________________Class Period:________ Date:____________

 

 

Station 1

Who is Boris Artzybasheff?

 

Follow the directions on this sheet to navigate through the web sites about Boris Artzybasheff to get the information you need.

 

Go to the web site

http://www.bpib.com/artzybas.htm

and answer the following questions.

 

1.      Where was Boris Artzybasheff born?  When did he die?

 

 

2.      When did he come to the United States and how old was he?

 

 

3.      For what magazine is Artzybasheff known for drawing covers?

 

 

4.      What other jobs did Artzybasheff have as an artist?

 

 

5.      Do you see a work of art on this page you like?  Why do you like it?

 

 

6.      Do you see a work of art on this page you just do not like at all?  What do you not like about it?

 

 

 

Scroll down on this web page and look for “or visit Chris Mullen’s Artzybasheff pages”.  The word “Artzybasheff” should be highlighted because it is a link to another web site.  Click that link.

 

The web page should read “The Master of the Anthropomorphic…Boris Artzybasheff”.

Use this web site to answer the following questions.

 

7.       In the 40’s and the 50’s what was Artzybasheff known for?

 

 

8.      Scroll down the page and there are two examples of his magazine covers.  Which one do you find more interesting?  Why? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll back up the page and look at the tree links.  One says “Machines with Attitude”.

Click on the hand to the left of that statement.  You should now be on a web page that is titled “Boris Artzybasheff and his drawings for Lycoming Engines”.  Use this page to answer the following questions.

 

9.       Pick one of the images and describe how Artzybasheff gives human characteristics to inanimate objects.

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Were these advertisements done after World War II?  How can you tell?

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll down the page and click on the link that says “Back to Boris”

Now you should be back on the page titled “The Master of the Anthropomorphic…Boris Artzybasheff”.  There are two more links on this page one says “Xerox Machines” and the other says “Other Work”.  Visit these links and pick one of the images that you really like.  Describe it to me.  Tell me what is in the picture.  When did he draw the picture?  Tell me why you like it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now go to the web site  http://www.dictionary.com  and look up the word anthropomorphic.  Below write the definition for the word from the American Heritage Dictionary.  Are Artzybasheff’s images anthropomorphic?  Why?

 

 

 

 

Another cool site about Boris Artzybasheff is…

http://www.eisnermuseum.org/_artzybashoff/main.html

 

This is an on-line exhibit of his work and a little information about him.  Use this web-site to answer these questions.

 

11.   Under the option “individual works” there is an image that resembles the very first Artzybasheff image we saw. 

 

Which one is it?

 

 

Why does it look similar?

 

 

12.  Tell me one new thing you learned about Artzybasheff from this site.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Station 2

Other Artzybasheff Advertisements

during World War II

 

1.      The first Artzybasheff image we looked at is at this station.  Compare that image to the other images at this station. 

 

Do you see similarities? What are they?

 

 

 

Do you see differences?  What are they?

 

 

 

Pick one of the images (Not the one we have already looked at.) and tell me if there are any references to WWII?  What are they? 

 

 

 

Do the characters in the image you picked look realistic?  Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.      On the Station 2 information sheet there is a definition for anthropomorphic.

 

Are Artzybasheff’s images anthropomorphic?

 

 

 

 

Pick a different image and explain to me how the characters are anthropomorphic.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Station 3

Other Artzybasheff Advertisements

post World War II

 

 

1.       There are many Artzybasheff images at is at this station.  All the images at the station are by Artzybasheff.  Compare the images to each other. 

 

Do you see similarities? What are they?

 

 

Do you see differences?  What are they?

 

 

All of these images are for advertisements after WWII do they look different?  Why or why not?

 

 

 

Pick one of the images and tell me about it.  Describe what it looks like.  What really stands out to you?   

 

 

 

Look at the titles and see if you see a relationship between the image and the title.

 

 

 

Do you see any possible metaphors?

 

 

 

Do the characters in the image you picked look realistic?  Why?

 

 

 

 

2.      On the Station 3 information sheet there is a definition for anthropomorphic.

 

Are Artzybasheff’s images anthropomorphic?

 

 

 

 

Pick a different image and explain to me how the characters are anthropomorphic.

 

 

 


 

Station 4

Artzybasheff’s

Time Magazine Covers

 

1.      There are many Artzybasheff images at is at this station.  All the images at the station are by Artzybasheff.  Compare the images to each other. They are magazine covers for Time Magazine.

 

Do you see similarities? What are they?

 

 

 

Do you see differences?  What are they?

 

 

 

 

Pick one of the images and tell me about it.  Describe what it looks like.  What really stands out to you?   

 

 

 

 

 

Do the characters in the image you picked look realistic?  Why?

 

 

 

 

2.      On the Station 4 information sheet there is a definition for anthropomorphic.

 

Are any of these Artzybasheff’s images anthropomorphic?

 

 

 

 

Pick a different image and explain to me how the characters are anthropomorphic.

 

 

 

 

 

Pick a different image and explain to me how the character(s) are not anthropomorphic.

 

 


 

 

 

Station 5

Artzybasheff’s

Book Illustrations

 

1.      There are many Artzybasheff images at is at this station.  All the images at the station are by Artzybasheff.  Compare the images to each other. They are book illustrations.

 

Do you see similarities? What are they?

 

 

 

Do you see differences?  What are they?

 

 

 

 

Pick one of the images and tell me about it.  Describe what it looks like.  What really stands out to you?   

 

 

 

 

 

Do the characters in the image you picked look realistic?  Why or why not?

 

 

 

 

2.      On the Station 5 information sheet there is a definition for anthropomorphic.

 

Are any of these Artzybasheff’s images anthropomorphic?

 

 

 

 

Pick a different image and explain to me how the characters are anthropomorphic.

 

 

 

 

 

Pick a different image and explain to me how the character(s) are not anthropomorphic.