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Emotions in art

Badger Class have been looking at Genre artwork this term. Genre artwork depicts everyday life and is most common from the 17th Century. Some notable examples include Maddox, Brueghel, Wright, Metsu and Lowry. The children have been looking at a variety of different artwork and discussing the similarities and differences as well as developing their own opinions and thoughts about the artwork. 

This week we focussed on Joseph Wright's detailed work that captures expressions, feelings and emotions.

The children discussed his painting and then looked carefully at how their own body language and facial expressions show their feelings. Badger Class used light sketching techniques and careful observations to capture feelings and emotions through facial expressions. They worked really hard to draw what they could actually see rather than what they thought the emotion should look like. Can you guess the different emotions they were showing? 

Badger Facial EXpression Artwork