Completing the Picture
The pupils receive a photocopied detail from an artwork which they stick onto a big piece of paper. They then ought to imitate and develop the style, the colors and the forms they perceive in the detail, in order to complete the picture in their way and interpretation. The aim of the operation is to integrate the glued detail as much as possible with the painting intervention around it, in order to make it (almost) disappear. Only once they have completed their work, do the pupils get to see the whole painting as it is in reality and discover its author and its historical context.