Bees discovering De Chirico and Muses

  • What an adventure Bees had with Italian artist - de Chirico!

    As soon as children saw the "Disquieting muses" piece of art, they started to name or guess elements appearing in the painting.

    Imagination of Bees is wider than wide, so that was no problem for them to guess what is this painting story about.

    Searching for another paintings of Giorgio de Chirico they soon discovered that there are at least two different versions of the same paintings.

    So they played a Spy game, spotting as much differences between them as possible.

    But, what those Muses are? Where did they come from? 
    And why are they worried so much?

    Trying to answer this question Bees had to fly back to ancient Greece, and the World of Greek Gods, Theatre and Art.

    They met the Nine Muses and their talents: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomeni, Terpsichore, Erato, Polymnia, Ourania and Calliope.
    Spontaneously making faces as if they were masks in Ancient Greek Theatre:)

    Looking at Muses sculptures children decided to make their own shapes of elements that appear on de Chirico painting... That is how Clay appeared in our classroom!