Team of Horses

Arthur Dove (1880–1946)

Object Details

  • 1911
  • Medium:
  • Pastel on paper fiberboard mounted to plywood
  • Dimensions:
  • 18 1/8 X 21 1/2
  • Accession Number:
  • 1984.29
  • Artwork Credits:
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Object Description

Educator Resources

Essential Questions

  • Why might artists take inspiration from the elements of nature?
  • How might an artist convey dynamics of movement?
  • Why might artists break rules of traditional art-making?
  • How and why do artists change their style throughout their career?
  • What are some advantages and disadvantages of working with soft pastels?

Suggested Activities (6th–12th grades)

Thinking about movement in the piece, create a sketch that moves the viewer throughout the page.

Location: On View