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Observe the watercolour up close

Student activities

Task no. 1

Observe the watercolour up close


  • What shapes can you see in this painting?
  • What colours can you see in the painting?
  • Which colours do you think the artist used first?
  • Do you think the painting was made from observing a living Ground Parrot of NSW? Why or why not?
  • What problems do you think artists may have had when painting images of living creatures? 
The Ground Parrot of New South Wales, 1796-1809
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