Monday, March 18, 2013

Pyramus and Thisbe

The freshmen at High Tech recently finished Romeo and Juliet  and also studied the myth of Pyramus and Thisbe.  After reading both, they were challenged with analyzing Hans Baldung Grien's famous painting of Pyramus and Thisbe, set in a more medieval time.  The themes of all three are the same, despite the different mediums (drama, poem, and painting) and students analyzed all three.  Then, they were challenged with creating their own piece of art that shared the same theme, but in a more modern setting.  Below is Jess W.'s painting, a Pyramus and Thisbe tragedy set in the modern age, with prescription drugs as the fatal weapon, rather than swords.

1 comment:

  1. WoW! I love the way Jess uses prescription drugs as the fatal weapon in this modern piece. It's so poignant!