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Meet the Art: Matisse Window (Quick Tip)

George Bireline, Matisse Window


You can find shapes in paintings. This artist used rectangles to make a window.

  • How many sides does a rectangle have?
  • How many rectangles can you find in this picture?
  • If you could look through this window, what do you imagine you might see?


Can you find another work of art that has a rectangle in it? Look at NCMALearn and see how many rectangles you can find.


On a rectangular piece of paper, draw a rectangle that nearly fills the page, and imagine it is a window. Make a drawing inside the window of what you might see.