Students will have the opportunity to identify, analyse and evaluate how Christianity, its beliefs and symbolism, has been integrated into Eastern cultures over many centuries of colonisation and that artists draw from these blended beliefs to interpret their struggles for freedom and peace.
Students could research and analyse the murals of Diego Rivera to understand how his ideas influenced art in the Phillippines, and examine how Nune Alvarado uses the symbols of Christianity to represent the struggles of ordinary people.
Learning Area: The Arts
Subject: Visual Arts
Year levels: 7-8, 9-10
Identify and connect specific features and purposes of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their art-making, starting with Australian artworks including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAVAR124)
Analyse a range of visual artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their visual art-making, starting with Australian artworks, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider international artworks (ACAVAR131)
Respecting cultural practices and sensitivities as they research, analyse and examine the way an artist’s cultural experiences have influenced the representation of their artworks (ACAVAR124)
Identifying how visual arts professionals embed their values and beliefs, and how audiences react and interpret the meaning and intent of their artworks differently (ACAVAR131)
Cross curriculum priority: Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia
OI.1 The peoples and countries of Asia are diverse in ethnic background, traditions, cultures, belief systems and religions.
OI.4 The arts and literature of Asia influence aesthetic and creative pursuits within Australia, the region and globally.
Literacy: Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing
Critical and creative thinking: Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas; Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
Personal and social capability: Social awareness – appreciating diverse perspectives Intercultural understanding:
Recognising culture and developing respect