Launchpad: Paul Revere

Midnight Ride of Paul Revere—Fact, Fiction, and Artistic License

Overview of the activities

Read the directions and make use of the resources this LaunchPad is linked to to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Wood's painting.

In order to complete the assignments, you will also need the following resources:

  • Launchpad: Composition & Content in the Visual Arts

    Created August 23, 2010
  • Launchpad: Allegory in Painting

    Created August 16, 2010

    LaunchPad: Content & Composition in Visual Arts

    An Introduction to the Relationship Between Composition and Content in the Visual Arts

    1. Cornering the Composition
    2. What’s the Story?
    3. A Little Off-Center

    1. Cornering the Composition

    Begin by taking a look at Carracci's 1590 painting:

    Norman Rockwell, American illustrator, is born

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    February 3, 1894

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    January 30, 1882

    Lewis Carroll, English author, is born

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    January 27, 1832

    Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at Akron Ohio Women's Convention

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