Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gottlieb's The Tablets at SLAM

I don't have much to say about this one. I saw it and photographed it at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) several years ago.

Here is a quote from The Art Story about Gottlieb's work:

Gottlieb's art employed universal symbols of his own invention that transcended time, place, and language to appeal to the level of the unconscious mind and to offer a pathway of release from a trouble-ridden period in history.
It is a fitting quote for this piece. I am intrigued by symbols that don't mean anything to anyone except the artist. 

I can see potential for using this work to teach symbolism in ELA. Asking students to create symbols that would only mean something to them, symbols about which no one else could guess the meaning, could tap the highest level of creative and critical thinking. 

What do you think?

Have you seen this one? Seen another Gottlieb? Please share with me!




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