Using the zoomable image feature, have a closer look at Old Time Card Rack. Describe how the artist uses texture in this painting.
Old Time Card Rack is a called a trompe l’oeil painting. What is a trompe l’oeil painting? Why is Old Time Card Rack considered one?
Make your own collage using objects that are important to you and that represent memories of events in your life and in your world. You may want to paint a trompe l’oeil representation of your collage. How do the painting and the collage differ?
Study Old Time Card Rack and make a list of all of the different objects in the painting. What kinds of things has Peto included?
Old Time Card Rack has also been called Old Reminiscences; Old Souvenirs. Write a few sentences describing how the elements in the painting might relate to Peto’s memories. How can you tell these things were important to Peto?
Write about an object that is important to you. Did you save it? Why?
An image of Abraham Lincoln appears in at least twelve of Peto’s paintings. Research Lincoln’s biography, achievements, and his legacy. Why do you think he may have been important to Peto?