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Two Boys

Hughie Lee-Smith

October 2022
Hughie Lee-Smith, Two Boys, 2020; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection; © Estate of Hughie Lee-Smith/ARS (Artist Rights Society), New York; photo: Ian Reeves
  1. What was the first thing you noticed about this work? Why do you think this is the first thing that you noticed? What do you see after looking at it for a while?
  2. What can you say about the colors in this work? What color is used the most in this painting? What color is used the least?
  3. Does this work of art express a mood or emotion? What mood or emotion does it express? What do you see that makes you say that?
  4. Pretend you were inside this work of art. What does it feel like? What sounds would this work make (if it could)?

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