Anna Mary Robertson Moses "Grandma Moses

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS cont.
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Vocabulary
Definitions Worksheets Answer Key 3 4 6

More Paintings (continued from card 1a)
Building A Barn 1951 Cambridge Valley 1943 Cambridge Valley in Winter 1944 Casemovia Lake 1948 Country Fair 1950 Country Lane in Winter 1950's Country Wedding 1951 Early Fall 1959 Early Skating 1950's Early Springtime on the Farm 1945 Good Fun 1957 Halloween 1955 Horse Shoeing 1952 Hoosick Falls in Winter 1944 Hoosick River 1952 In Green Mountains 1946 Joy Ride 1953 July Harvest Time 1945 Lots of Fun 1961 Maple Bush 1953 March 1956 McDonnell Farm 1943 Moving Day on the Farm 1951 Old Covered Bridge, Woodstock, Vermont 1944 Out for the Christmas Tree 1956 Over the Bridge to Grandma's House 1942
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Introduction
Short Biography of Grandma Moses Grandma Moses' Work 7 9

Most Notable
Sugaring Off, 1943 Wash Day, 1945 A Beautiful World, 1948 The Thunderstorm, 1948 The Old Checkered House in Winter, 1950 Black Horses, 1942 Out for the Christmas Trees, 1946 The Old Oaken Bucket, 1945 From My Window, 1949 Making Apple Butter, 1958 15a 15b 16a 16b 17a 17b 18a 18b 19a 19b

More Paintings by Grandma Moses
A Fine Gobbler 1948 All is Quiet 1960 Bennington 1945 Betsey Russell Home 1948 Better Going Over the Hill 1950 20a 20b 21a 21b 22a

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TABLE OF CONTENTS cont.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS cont.
(card numbers denoted with 'A' or 'B', unit pages with just numbers)

More Paintings (continued from card 1b)
Over the River to Grandma 1945 Over the River to Grandma's House on Thanksgiving Day 1943 Quiet Day 1951 Quilting Bee 1950 See the Kite 1955 Spring Flower 1960 Sugaring Off 1945 The Burning of Troy in 1862 1943 The Old Bridge in the Valley 1944 The Old Checkered House 1944 The Old Checkered House 1959 The Old Oaken Bucket 1943 The Old Oaken Bucket, the last 1947 The Pond 1950 The Tramp at Christmas 1945 Turk, Turk 1954 Waiting for Christmas 1960 Washington County 1942 Watering Hole 1954 When Leaves Turn 1943 35b 36a 36b 37a 37b 38a 38b 39a 39b 40a 40b 41a 41b 42a 42b 43a 43b 44a 44b 45a

Misc. Graphics (continued from card 1a)
B&W Photo of Grandma Moses Grandma Moses' Signature Grandma Moses' Grave Stone 47b 47b 47b 48

Grandma Moses Quotes Q&A
Discussion Questions Question & Answer Paragraph Writing Chart

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Links Fun Stuff
Coloring Pages Mazes Word Search

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Miscellaneous Graphics
6¢ U.S. Postage Stamp 1969 Time Cover 1953 Life Cover 1960 Photo of Grandma Moses Painting 45b 46a 46b 47a
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GRANDMA MOSES VOCABULARY
arthritis – inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain bucolic – suggesting an idyllic (simple, unspoiled, carefree) rural life; pastoral (pasture, rural, country) creative – imaginative, having the quality of creating, originality of thought characterize – to describe a trait, mark, or quality of something Currier & Ives – publishers of popular prints depicting a variety of images of American life from 1834 until 1907 decade – a period of 10 years diminish – to decrease, make smaller embroider – to decorate fabric with designs using yarn or colored thread festive – joyous; merry folk art – art from the common people of a region folk artist – a self-taught artist with no formal art training immense – vast; huge; very great influence – to affect another's action, behavior, or opinions perspective – a scene extending to a distance pre-industrial – before the period of industry (mass production and manufacturing) prolific – producing many, highly fruitful, abundant realistic – resembling real life rural – of the country (not city or suburbs) portray – to picture, describe, represent, show reminiscent – awakening memories of something similar; suggestive signature – any unique, distinguishing aspect, feature, or mark that indicates identity technique – the method an artist uses to create a desired effect unique – not typical; unusual
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GRANDMA MOSES VOCABULARY WORKSHEET 1
1. _____ arthritis 2. _____ creative 3. _____ decade 4. _____ diminish 5. _____ embroider 6. _____ festive 7. _____ folk art 8. _____ folk artist 9. _____ realistic 10. _____ rural 11. _____ unique A. art from the common people of a region B. to decorate fabric with designs using yarn or colored thread C. a self-taught artist with no formal art training D. to decrease, make smaller E. not typical; unusual F. imaginative, having the quality of creating, originality of thought

G. of the country H. resembling real life I. J. inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain joyous; merry

K. a period of 10 years
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GRANDMA MOSES September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961 Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as "Grandma Moses", was a famous American folk artist. Grandma Moses is one of the most important self-taught artists of the 20th century. Her unique style proved immensely popular, and its influence may be seen in art to this day.
folk art: art from the common people of a region folk artist: a self-taught artist with no formal art training unique: not typical; unusual immense: vast; huge; very great
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Anna Mary Robertson Moses “Grandma Moses”
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influence: to affect another's action, behavior, or opinions

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Wash Day Sugaring Off
1943 1945

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Country Lane in Winter
1950's

Country Wedding
1951

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QUOTES FROM GRANDMA MOSES (1) If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens. A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells. Paintin's not important. The important thing is keepin' busy. I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene. I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

QUOTES FROM GRANDMA MOSES (2) A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day. Now that I am ninety-five years old, looking back over the years, I have seen many changes taking place, so many inventions have been made. Things now go faster. In olden times things were not so rushed. I think people were more content, more satisfied with life than they are today. You don’t hear nearly as much laughter and shouting as you did in my day, and what was fun for us wouldn’t be fun now.... In this age I don’t think people are as happy, they are worried. They’re too anxious to get ahead of their neighbors, they are striving and striving to get something better. I do think in a way that they have too much now. We did with much less. I look back on my life like a good day's work; it was done and I am satisfied with it.
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. What colors are used in this painting? Are they warm colors or cool colors? What’s going on in this picture? What do you see in this painting? What do you think the artist was trying to tell us about this place? Why do you think the artist might have made a picture like this? Do you like this painting? Why? Is there anything you do not like about this painting? Can you make up a story about this painting? What is the name of the artist? What is the name of the painting? When was this picture painted?
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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (2) (Comparisons between 2 paintings) Select 2 paintings: • two by Grandma Moses with the same title but painted at different times • Pieter Brueghel's Hunters in the Snow or Landscape with a Bird Trap with one from Grandma Moses • two by Grandma Moses, one from the early 1940's and another one painted in the late 1950's or 1960 • one painting by Grandma Moses and one from another artist How are the pictures similar and how are they different? Compare the following traits as well as any others you find: • colors • brush strokes • perspective • subject or theme • mood • time period • location
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Help Grandma Moses find a pretty scene to paint.

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