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Lesson 6: Ezekiel's Vision

by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)


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Lesson 6: Ezekiel's Vision

by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Raphael)

Directions

Study the painting for one week.

Over the week:

  • Look at the painting.
  • Read the synopsis.
  • Study the vocabulary words.
  • Read about the artist.
  • Practice reciting the names of the artist and the painting.
  • Complete the enrichment activities.
  • Study the review questions.

Synopsis

In 'Ezekiel's Vision,' Raphael painted the vision of a biblical prophet named Ezekiel. The work shows the biblical God up in the clouds of the heavens with an angel, cherubs, an ox, a lion, and an eagle. In the lower left corner of the painting, bright rays of light shine down upon Ezekiel on Earth.

Vocabulary

Ezekiel: A biblical prophet of various faiths, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Bahá'í.
Vision: Seeing someone or something in a dream.
Prophet: A person regarded as an inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of a god.
Cherub: A chubby, healthy-looking child with wings.
Ox: A cow or bull, often male.

Concepts

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, commonly known as Raphael, painted 'Ezekiel's Vision.'

  1. Raphael was born in 1483 in Urbino, Marche, Italy. See his picture below.
  2. Find Raphael's country of birth on the map of Europe below.
  3. Raphael did not have an easy life. By the time he was eleven, both of his parents had died.
  4. Raphael demonstrated a talent for art from an early age. He became a famous painter and eventually worked for two Popes. Some of his paintings can be found in the Vatican Palace today. The Vatican Palace is where the Pope, leader of the Catholic Church, lives.
  5. Raphael is considered one of the great master artists during the High Renaissance (1490s - 1527), along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.
  6. Raphael died in 1520 in Rome, Italy, at the age of 37.

Enrichment

Activity 1: Can You Find It?

During the week, study the painting and find the following:

  • Cherubs
  • Angel
  • Ox
  • Eagle
  • Griffin
  • Clouds
  • Light Rays
  • Ezekiel

Activity 2: Narrate the Painting

  • After studying the painting, narrate the scene shown in the painting aloud using your own words.

Activity 3: Complete Vocabulary Activities

  • While studying the vocabulary words, point them out in the painting.
  • Define each of the vocabulary words in your own words.

Activity 4: Act Out the Painting - Soak Up the Sun

  • One sunny day this week, go outside and feel the rays of the sun, like Ezekiel.
  • If there are clouds in the sky, look up and see if you can spot any angel, cherub, ox, lion, or eagle shapes up in the clouds.

Activity 5: Color the Painting   

  • Click the crayon above, and complete page 10 of 'Kindergarten Art History Coloring Book.'

Review

Question 1

Who are the characters in the painting?
1 / 5

Answer 1

God, an angel, cherubs, animals, and Ezekiel.
1 / 5

Question 2

What is the setting of the painting?
2 / 5

Answer 2

Up in the clouds over the Earth.
2 / 5

Question 3

Which animals are in the painting?
3 / 5

Answer 3

A lion, an eagle, and an ox.
3 / 5

Question 4

What has wings in the painting?
4 / 5

Answer 4

The eagle, the angel, the cherubs, the ox, and the griffin.
4 / 5

Question 5

What shines down on Ezekiel?
5 / 5

Answer 5

Bright rays of light.
5 / 5

  1. Who are the characters in the painting? God, an angel, cherubs, animals, and Ezekiel.
  2. What is the setting of the painting? Up in the clouds over the Earth.
  3. Which animals are in the painting? A lion, an eagle, and an ox.
  4. What has wings in the painting? The eagle, the angel, the cherubs, the ox, and the griffin.
  5. What shines down on Ezekiel? Bright rays of light.

References

  1. 'Raphael.' Wikipedia. Wikipedia.org. n.p.