C h C i m n e w r O a r u A o Y c e tivit t a re y Jacopo Ligozzi (attributed to) Italian 1547–1627 A chimera (La chimera) 1590–1610 pen and brown ink and brush and brown ink over black chalk, gold paint and white bodycolour 32.3 x 42.4 cm Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (D01657) Spanish Royal Collection y o u e t r a c e himera r c o t w o H • Look at works of art or photographs of animals for ideas about how to depict different animal parts. • Notice how Ligozzi has made the chimera look three dimensional by using light and dark tones. Use your pencil in different ways to create light and dark areas. Try soft lines, heavy lines, lots of lines, using the side of your pencil or smudging with your fingers or an eraser. Have fun experimenting! • Look at the fine lines Ligozzi has used to create the texture and detail of fur, scales, claws and horns. Use the pointed end of your pencil to create some interesting textures on your chimera. Create your chimera te Crea imera using the body parts of th h c n w o r ee y o ur anim als. Chimera 1. In Greek mythology the chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing creature made up of a lion, a goat and a serpent. 2. Today the word chimera is used to describe a mythical creature made up from the parts of different animals. u o y r t chimera u o b a e t i r W Give your chimera a name. Use descriptive words to describe the appearance of your chimera? What does it eat? What type of habitat does it live in? How does it behave? Write a short story that features your chimera as main character. The exhibition is organised by Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid in association with the National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia.
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