Symbols, Stories and Metaphors: The Art of Rob Evans

Symbols, Stories and Metaphors: The Art of Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Image credits: Rob Evans, (b. 1959), Cicada, 1998-2000, Acrylic and oil on canvas, H. 40” x W. 120 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum. In trust to the James A. Michener Art Museum from Mrs. Joyce Tseng.

About This Resource:

Note for Teachers: Use this video to encourage students to explore themes of symbolism, storytelling and metaphors found in the artwork of Rob Evans. Engage students with our suggested looking questions and related activities in our previous post to connect to activities in visual arts, science and more. Explore additional resources in our related links below.

Grade Level (s): Grades 6-8; 9-12

Subject Area (s): Visual Arts, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies/History, Environment and Ecology

Related Resources:

  • Learn more about the artist and artwork in our previous post: Cicada by Rob Evans.
  • Previous Post: How Did Rob Evans Create His Painting Cicada?
  • Previous Post: Why is the Painting Divided in Three?
  • Previous Post: An Artist’s Creative Process: The Sketchbook
  • See Rob Evans’ work, Flight Pattern, 2001 on the Google Art Project
  • Listen to the Audio Stop: Flight Pattern, 2001
  • Download the Museum’s Teaching Poster: Cicada by Rob Evans (.pdf)
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