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"Welcome Home" by J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

Bronze and mixed media
Collection of the Artist
Photograph (c) 2003 by Wyatt Gallery

Look at this!
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to walk into a painting and have it come alive? American sculptor J. Seward Johnson, Jr. helps us do just that. He has taken a number of Impressionist paintings and turned them into three-dimensional scenes, creating life-size sculptures with painted backdrops. Could you tell that this is actually a photograph of a sculpture? This one is based on Vincent van Goghs famous painting, The Bedroom, made in 1889. 

Think about it.
What kind of mood does he convey by the colors and the way he paints the furniture? Would you like to live in this room? Does it look like your bedroom at home?

Get creative!
Who do you think lives in this room? Write a poem about that person. Or think about how this room compares to yours, and write a descriptive poem about a favorite room in your house.

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

Poems

Title:

WHAT A WONDERFUL ART

Name:

kendia

Hometown:

MIAMI,FLORIDA

Age:

12

Title:

bedroom

Name:

Reagan

Hometown:

Age:

8

Title:

Boring Room

Name:

Kylee

Hometown:

Age:

8

Title:

My Room

Name:

Olivia

Hometown:

Viola

Age:

9

Title:

The small dark room

Name:

Mackenzie

Hometown:

Salt Lake City

Age:

10

Title:

Chicken Pie in the Kitchen

Name:

Danielle

Hometown:

Taunton

Age:

14

Title:

Sleep

Name:

Brianna

Hometown:

Chicago

Age:

12

Title:

Home

Name:

Rikki

Hometown:

Baily

Age:

11

Title:

I wish YOU were home

Name:

Lola Guzman

Hometown:

rock Island IL

Age:

14

Title:

The Big Bedroom

Name:

Jacqueline

Hometown:

Brandonvillie

Age:

7

Title:

The Small Room Upstairs

Name:

Jessica

Hometown:

genoa city nippersink

Age:

11

Title:

Home

Name:

Jeanine

Hometown:

Springfield

Age:

12

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