Discussion Questions: Robert Bechtle’s Alameda Gran Torino

Artwork image, Robert Bechtle's Alameda Grand Torino, 1974
Robert Bechtle, Alameda Gran Torino, 1974; collection SFMOMA, T. B. Walker Foundation Fund purchase in honor of John Humphrey; © Robert Bechtle
  1. How is the place shown in this painting similar to or different from the place where you live?
  2. If you were walking down this street, what sounds and smells would you experience?
  3. Does this seem like an actual place to you, or an imaginary place? What do you see in the work that makes you say that?

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