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Published on Jan 18, 2018
How does what you see in an artwork tell you how to look? Using three artworks from the Art Institute's collection, this video unpacks a central theme and uses innovative visual storytelling to highlight the choices artists made to shape form and meaning in their works.
Art Explainer videos empower you to look at and understand art from any historical period or culture. Designed for students as well as adults, this video series is produced for the web and usable in a wide range of learning environments, from mobile devices to formal school classrooms.
Artwork credits: Grant Wood American Gothic, 1930 Friends of American Art Collection
Yoruba Crown (Ade), Late 19th/mid-20th century Cora Abrahamson Endowment
Gustave Caillebotte Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877 Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection