Can you count the number of people in this painting? Are they the most important part of this work? Why or why not?
The artist’s dealer sent him to Italy to paint pictures that Americans would want to buy. Would you like a painting like this? Why or why not? How does it make you feel?
How does the artist show distance in the painting? Do you notice a difference between the way in which the foreground and background are painted?
How long ago was the painting created? How can you tell? Do the people’s clothing give you a clue?
This painting is of a place in Italy the artist visited. He painted it from memory while in the United States. How did the artist create the painting with so much detail if he wasn’t there to see it? Create a painting of a place you once visited using your memory. It can be a country scene like this or a memory of some other place, a family house, a trip to the zoo, or a vacation. Is it difficult to paint from memory?
Look at the people in the painting. What are they doing? Write a paragraph describing their activities.
Pretend you are one of the people in the painting. Write a journal entry describing the day that you had at Lake Albano.
Lake Albano is located 12 miles south of Rome. In what country is Rome? Can you find Rome on a map of the world?
Lake Albano is a volcanic lake in Italy. How did the volcano become a lake? How does a volcano become inactive?