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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

December 4, 2009

On Wednesday I visited Lenore Kirk Hall Elementary with Go van Gogh, teaching Stories in Art.  We were following clues to discover the identity of Thomas Sully’s Cinderella.  Sully’s painting shows a beautiful woman, meek and mild, wearing long, flowing robes.  She reclines in a rustic setting, attending her cat.  I thought my clues had us on the right track—she has mean sisters, she does chores all day—but since kids will always surprise you, and have imaginations you can never account for, a student’s response caught me off guard.  “It’s Mary!”  The cat (↓) had my tongue.

Thomas Sully, Cinderella

Duccio di Buoninsegna, The Nativity with the Prophets Isaiah and Ezekial

Justin Greenlee

Learning Partnerships Intern

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