18 Aug 2009
Here's a narration from Jemimah's AO2 Term 2 examinations, which started today. (She's in Grade 1). She has been covering Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, for picture study, and was asked to describe her favourite picture. She chose 'Bathers' pictured above. She hasn't seen the picture since she studied it for two weeks several months ago. This is her answer:
Describe your favourite picture from this term's picture study and explain why you like it.
I like the swimming pool one.
I like it because there are lots of nice colours and the people in the background seem tiny when really they are big and the people that are close look too big.
There is a swimming pool and it has people beside it. Some are lying down enjoying themselves and sunbaking, but some people are swimming. There are red, blue and white flags in the distance and close up. There is a man who looks like he is naked! (That's a bit naughty. Perhaps you shouldn't put that.) There is a man in the background who is climbing up steps and it looks like he is climbing up to a lighthouse. There is a man in the water and it looks like one of his arms has been chopped off.
Do you know what I noticed? The water is a bright blue but normally water is a whitey colour. The ladies who are sunbaking are under an umbrella. One of the towels is red and white and the other one is blue and white. That's all.