These activities are based on a painting in our Victorian Gallery called Il Madonnajo (The Image Dealer) by Keeley Halswelle.

Starter Activity - Setting the Scene

Imagine that you are part of the picture. Think about the following questions and write down your answers.

  • What can you see?
  • What can you hear?
  • What can you smell?

Give reasons for your answers.

Plenary Activity - Writing

Pick one person from the picture to focus on and use your imagination to write a few sentences about them. Questions you could consider are:

What are they doing there?

What are they thinking?

What are their opinions of the other people in the picture?