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Observe the artworks up close

Student activities

Task no. 1

Observe the artworks up close

Questions:

What shapes can you see in the details of the duck’s body?

What sorts of lines has the artist used to show the texture of the feathers?

What sorts of tools do you think the artist would have used to achieve this detail?

Duck. Watercolour on paper,
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Task no. 2

Observe the artworks up close

Questions:

What part of this image do you think the artist would have created first?

What shapes can you see in the bird’s body?

Do you think the artist was able to draw this much detail from observing a bird that has just landed nearby?

How else might the artist have been able to see the details up close?

Volume 01: New South Wales drawings (‘The Lambert Drawings’), 81 watercolours - Rainbow Lorikeet,
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