The artist and the Elephant

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Students learn to draw an elephant using their right brain and learn a bit about the artist Rembrandt. The how to illustration goes along with book Elmer and the Rainbow by David Mckee.

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elephant & the The artist

Rembrandt : 

Rembrandt Rembrandt (July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His art came in a period called the Dutch Golden Age.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden, about 25 miles south of Amsterdam, on the 15th of July, 1606. : 

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born in Leiden, about 25 miles south of Amsterdam, on the 15th of July, 1606.

Traditionally their large family - Rembrandt was the eighth of nine children - has been described as poor and struggling : 

Traditionally their large family - Rembrandt was the eighth of nine children - has been described as poor and struggling

The Latin School, which Rembrandt attended from his seventh to his 14th year, placed heavy emphasis on religious studies. : 

The Latin School, which Rembrandt attended from his seventh to his 14th year, placed heavy emphasis on religious studies.

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Meet Hansken The elephant was brought from Ceylon to Amsterdam by a ship. Hansken performs a variety of tricks and tours Europe. Tricks such as him firing a pistol, handling a sword or lifting his hat! Rembrandt actually sketched the elephant when he had the chance to meet Suda.

These sketches are believed to be of a female elephant named Hansken. Do you notice all of the lines, going different directions? Why did Rembrandt draw lines on Suda like this? : 

These sketches are believed to be of a female elephant named Hansken. Do you notice all of the lines, going different directions? Why did Rembrandt draw lines on Suda like this? Elephant skin is full of wrinkles. He created the wrinkles with interesting shapes and lines. The lines move in different directions suggesting those wrinkles are everywhere.

Create your Rembrandt inspired ElephantUSING YOUR RIGHT BRAINLooking at the elephant upside down : 

Create your Rembrandt inspired ElephantUSING YOUR RIGHT BRAINLooking at the elephant upside down

http://youtu.be/VQYEVQ4w7nwWatch:Suda the Elephant& the ARTIST : 

http://youtu.be/VQYEVQ4w7nwWatch:Suda the Elephant& the ARTIST

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