Critical analysis of a visual image and empathy writing Learning Objectives: Critical Analysis Empathy Writing Lesson Four Starter Two: Unscramble the Words EDADNU No longer living but supernaturally animated MENOD An evil supernatural being ULOS The disembodied spirit of a dead human LOWFREEW A person transformed into a wolf or capable of assuming the form of a wolf WONLC A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation BAIPOH A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it SSEPOS (Of a demon or spirit) to gain or exert influence or control over; dominate RRROTE Intense, overpowering fear UNDEAD No longer living but supernaturally animated DEMON An evil supernatural being SOUL The disembodied spirit of a dead human WEREWOLF A person transformed into a wolf or capable of assuming the form of a wolf CLOWN A buffoon or jester who entertains by jokes, antics, and tricks in a circus, play, or other presentation PHOBIA A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it POSSESS (Of a demon or spirit) to gain or exert influence or control over; dominate TERROR Intense, overpowering fear Freeze-Frame • Without actually making any noise and remaining seated pupils freeze-frame being frightened/worried. • Analyse each other’s body language. Critical Analysis • We are going to analyse a famous painting. How does the artist create an unsettling atmosphere? Consider: • Facial Expression • Gesture • Use of light and colour • Composition: position of things in the picture and background Self-portrait (The Desperate Man), Gustave Courbet was a famous French painter in the nineteenthcentury. He was a realist painter and he painted lots of selfportraits. Courbet occupies an important place in 19th century French painting as an innovator. He put so much of himself onto the canvas. In one self-portrait, he is long-haired and delicate. In another, he tears his hair, wide-eyed and wild, like Johnny Depp’s pirate . In “Self-Portrait with Pipe” we see him as a thoughtful dreamer. Empathy • Empathy is the ability to identify with a place or person • You are going to use the painting as the basis for a piece of empathy writing. • Look at the painting again and consider the accompanying questions. • Use the First Person (I, my. ..) Task-You now need to write as if you are the man in the picture....... How are you feeling? Why? What is your state of mind? Where have you been? What happened? What can you hear? How does that make you feel? Plenary Self Assessment: Selected pupils read pieces of empathy writing. How have they effectively showed empathy? Empathy is the ability to identify with a place or person. Identify three places where you have done this well and write a supporting comment.