What can we learn from looking at Yvon Gallant’s Aveugles au coin St-Denis et Cherrier, Montréal?

Let’s look

Take your time. Look carefully. Where do your eyes go first? Then where? Take in as many details as you can.

Let’s describe

What time of year is it?  What time of day is it?  What are the people doing? How would you describe the atmosphere in the painting? What visual elements support your ideas? What colours are missing from the painting?

Encourage students to ask questions. What visual elements in the artwork prompt the questions asked?

Let’s imagine

If you were walking down this street, who would you meet?  What would you be doing?  What would you be wearing? What time of day would it be?