Friday, 31 August 2012

Rustic Civility | Collins, William (RA) | V&A Search the Collections

Rustic Civility | Collins, William (RA) | V&A Search the Collections
Click on the link above and take a look at this English Victorian Painting


'Rustic Civility' by William Collins

Look up the two words in the title of the painting at: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/civility?q=civility

Then look at the picture carefully and try to answer the following questions:-

  • What have the children been doing?
  • What is the oldest boy doing?
  • Who are they looking at? (The painting gives a clue to this)
  • What do you think they might be feeling and thinking?
  • Do you think the children are rich or poor? How can you tell?
  • What does the title mean?
  • What do you think the rider's view of the children might be?
  • Would the people who owned or looked at the painting in Victorian times be of the same social class as the rider and view the children similarly?
  • Do you view the children in a similar way?
  • What is the message of this picture?

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