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					The Frederick Douglass Academy                        Name:___________________________________
Earth Science/Mr. Valeiras/Pd.___                     Date:________________ Class:_____________

                Metropolitan Museum of Art Worksheet
Directions: Walk around the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the areas designated on your
map. Within the areas circled you will need to find specific paintings and answer questions
about them. Make sure to always travel with your group!

   1. What year was Albert Bierstadt’s “The Rocky Mountains” painted?




   2. What are two landscapes depicted in “The Heart of the Andes” by Frederic Edwin
      Church?




   3. In “High Point: Shandaken Mountains” by Asher Brown Durand there are mountains
      in the background with a river in the foreground. How do you think the mountain
      formed?




   4. Do you think that there are u-shaped or v-shaped valleys in the mountains? Why?




   5. In William Trost Richards’ “Franconia Notch, New Hampshire” how was the valley
      shown between the mountains formed?




   6. What are the two different ways that mountains can form?




   7. In which way do you think the mountains in “Franconia Notch” formed? What
      evidence is there in the painting?
The Frederick Douglass Academy                         Name:___________________________________
Earth Science/Mr. Valeiras/Pd.___                      Date:________________ Class:_____________


   8. What type of landscape is pictured in “Spring Shower (Western Kansas Landscape)”
      by John Steuart Curry?




   9. How were Balthus’ mountains formed in his painting, “The Mountain”?
   10. In “Mont Sainte-Victoire and the Viaduct of the Arc River Valley” by Paul Cézanne
       there is a plain in front of a set of mountains. In your opinion, why would a plain
       form by mountains?




   11. Find 4 other paintings that you find interesting, write one question for each about
       the landscapes contained within it and answer the question below.

          a. QUESTION ONE:




          b. QUESTION TWO:




          c. QUESTION THREE:

				
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