Read a picture Italy

Implementation

We have participated in this project by studying the most famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci:”The Gioconda (Mona Lisa)”.Our students have read and found many news stories and photos to create a billboard. They included real history and their opinions too.In the end we tried a game where we asked the students to create the picture.. They wore, for this special occasion, historically dated costumes, to recreate the atmosphere of the picture.A good way to introduce students to the art.

Evaluation

“Read a picture” has helped our students to work in pairs by respecting different opinions to obtain a final result.This is an interesting method :

to cooperate;
to communicate about history and art, too, without social networks;
to go back into the past, studying “the person”, “the subject”, and “the character”;
to use creativity to reproduce the past.