Coloring Outside the Lines
Viewing a work of art in a museum setting is much different than the way it would have originally been displayed or even the way someone would display an object in their home.
The objective for this coloring activity is not only for the student to color the work of art, but to draw an imaginary environment around the object.
This work of art is a sculpture depicting the bodhisattva Guanyin, the Buddhist deity of compassion. Guanyin is said to hear the cries of the world. This sculpture was made in China during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 CE) and most likely would have been displayed in a Buddhist shrine surrounded by offerings of incense.