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Three Ways to Make a Scene

Featuring André Derain's The Trees, ca. 1906; Stuart Davis's New York Waterfront, 1938; and Giorgio de Chirico's The Anguish of Departure, 1913–14

André Derain (French, 1880–1954). The Trees, ca. 1906. Oil on canvas, 23 3/8 x 28 1/2 inches (59.4 x 72.4 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., in memory of Helen Northrup Knox, 1971 (K1971:26). © Estate of André Derain / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Lesson Plan Details

Conceptual Basis

Artists have often found inspiration in art history’s movements and from their fellow artists. While André Derain, Stuart Davis, and Giorgio de Chirico painted with different styles and focuses, all three artists created landscapes. This lesson plan will examine these artists’ various styles through the theme of landscapes.