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Poor Artist's Cupboard by Charles Bird King

Oil on panel, 29 x 27 inches
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Museum Purchase, Gallery Fund and Exchange, 1955
(c) 2003 the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Look at this!
Charles Bird King worked to make sure that his painting looked like a cupboard that you might see in real life. In addition, King made each object in the painting a clue about the identity of the owner.

Think about it.
What do you think this collection of books and objects says about their owner? What about these objects gives you a hint? Look around your room and notice the objects that you have chosen to collect and keep. What do those objects say about you? Do you think if someone saw your room that they could guess what your personality is like?

Get creative!
Imagine who would have these items in their cupboard. Write a poem about the person who would have owned these items.

Write a poem about this art. Click here to write.

Poems

Title:

Dirty Cupboard

Name:

Jakendra

Hometown:

Pine Level

Age:

11

Title:

My Locker

Name:

Amber Steffen

Hometown:

Union

Age:

13

Title:

the day

Name:

Jessica

Hometown:

genoa city nippersink

Age:

11

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