Art and Nature

Art and Nature

Jasper Cropsey, Autumn on the Brandywine River, 1887. Oil on canvas, 10 7/8 × 20 3/4 in. Purchased with Museum funds, 1981
Jasper Cropsey, Autumn on the Brandywine River, 1887. Oil on canvas, 10 7/8 × 20 3/4 in. Purchased with Museum funds, 1981
The beauty of the Brandywine landscape has inspired artists for generations. In this interactive tour, students will develop observational skills and observe the elements of art through studying landscapes and nature works from the Museum’s collection. Quick writing and sketching activities are built into the video as well as opportunities to observe the sights and sounds of the Brandywine River.  

Recommended Grades: 3rd grade through 5th grade 

Length of Video: 20:29 

Featured Artwork:  

Brandywine River Landscape by John McCoy

Pennsylvania Landscape by Andrew Wyeth

Lobsterman (Walt Anderson) by Andrew Wyeth

Landscape, Wood Scene by Asher B. Durand

Autumn on the Brandywine River by Jasper Cropsey 

The Valley of the Brandywine, Chester County (September) by William Trost Richards

Birmingham Meeting House in Summertime by Horace Pippin

Autumn Flowers by Henriette Wyeth

Untitled (Zinnia Bouquet) by Clementine Hunter

Deep Summer by Carolyn Wyeth

In a Dream I Meet George Washington by N. C. Wyeth 

April Rain by N. C. Wyeth

Portrait of Pig by Jamie Wyeth

Miss Gratz by J. Clayton Bright

National Core Arts Standards:

VA:Pr6.1.5a: Cite evidence about how an exhibition in a museum or other venue presents ideas and provides information about a specific concept or topic. 

VA:Re.7.1.3a: Speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art. 

VA:Re.7.1.5a: Compare one’s own interpretation of a work of art with the interpretation of others.  

VA:Re.7.2.3a: Determine messages communicated by an image. 

VA:Re.7.2.4a: Analyze components in visual imagery that convey messages. 

VA:Re.7.2.5a: Identify and analyze cultural associations suggested by visual imagery.   

VA:Re8.1.3a: Interpret art by analyzing use of media to create subject matter, characteristics of form and mood.  

VA:Re8.1.4a: Interpret art by referring to contextual information and analyzing relevant subject matter, characteristic of form and use of media.  

VA:Re8.1.5a: Interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.  

VA:Cn11.1.3a: Recognize that responses to art change depending on knowledge of the time and place in which it was made.  

VA:CN11.1.4a: Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created. 

To book this virtual tour please contact Liesl Mahoney at [email protected]