Have you ever wondered what you would look like in a medieval painting?
Well I never have, but here we are! For our 2nd Humanities/Maker project, we started a new project called Power play or how it started. Accompanying the cool name, we read a book! The Book Of The Lion by Micheal Cadnum. I hate to say it, but the book was really bad. It helped me understand medieval worldview better, but the plot line wasn’t very good. It was a battle to finish the book, and after it was done I felt so accomplished.
Answering our Driving Question
To answer our driving question, our artwork helps us understand the medieval worldviews and how my worldview would have been if I had lived in the medieval times. Knowing about that matters to me because it makes me feel grateful for the life I have right now.
Explaining My Artwork
I put myself in a picture of Anne Boleyn. My friend recommended her because she watched the musical SIX, and really liked it. Anne was the 2 wife of King Henry VIII, and was a major impact on the churches of England, and supported Henry with his religious policies. Since she gets beheaded later, I added a person holding an axe next to her. We created it using the app SuperImposeX, but it’s a paid app, so don’t get your hopes up. Just kidding! Well no not about the paid part, that’s real.
My Supporting Ideas In My Art
Time: In my drawing I have a medieval clock because it was very important in the medieval times and also in these times because we have to know when we are supposed to get somewhere such as school! School is important to my worldview because being a proficient learner is what I aim for.
Economy : I put a money bubble above me I wanted it to look like money was the only thing on my mind. In my worldview, money is also really important because it’s used for everything, and without it, I wouldn’t be able to have these privileges.
Society : To represent society I added a crown on the king trying to behead me because in medieval worldview, a crown was worn by royals, in my worldview crowns are also important because we also have our own Kings and Queens like King Charles, Queen Elizabeth, and Princess Diana. They all wore crowns to represent their royal status, and pass their crowns on to the next generation
Book of the Lion
To help us understand medieval worldview better we had to read a book. A very VERY boring book. This was like one of the worst books I’ve ever read if I’m being honest (Ms Willemse don’t come for me). The storyline was boring and just not very exciting to read. The one upside- it did help me understand medieval worldview better, so let’s give it a round of applause. Okay, maybe not THAT much. Golf claps! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. Okay that’s enough, it really doesn’t deserve that much praise. Anyways, if you REALLY WANT TO READ IT (don’t say I didn’t warn you) the link for the book is here (if you know, you know) If I had to rate it out of ten (ten being my favourite book) I would give it a 3. It was that bad.
For this assignment that was part of this project, we had to create a tribute to a historically significant leader that made a big impact to the world. We read about Chinggis Khan, Eleanor of Aquataine, and Salah Aldin. My group, Daniel, Oliver and me chose Chinggis Khan. He was a blood thirsty man, but he also united countries together. He also created the yams, which is a Mongolian mailing system. We decided to do a drawing, as we only had 30 minutes to create a tribute. I drew him with a peace sign in his hand, and the world in the other. It symbolized that he contributed to world peace. Daniel and Oliver created a script for us to use when presenting.
Conclusion:Although this project was fun and all, the book made the project less fun, and more boring. Turning myself into a drawing was the project-saver. Are you taking notes yet Ms Willemse??? Anyways, I would give this project a solid 6/10. TEOTWAWKI(The End Of The World As We Know It) was like a 9/10.