|Winter (Varanasi India) by Ahron de Leeuw|
|Fun Show and Barbecue 12th July 2008 033 by Beachcomber1954|
How related or distinct the images are is up to you. Once students are familiar with the dyptych concept, let them create their own to work with; the amount of guidance or restriction you run with is yours to decide - just as it is when you do the creative work of making a dyptych yourself. You might want to consider:
- Teaching aims - e.g. descriptive terms, present continuous for current actions, comparatives, themed discussion ...
- Titles - include or not; the difference they make; creating suitable ones; copyright requirements on reverse if appropriate
- Connective contrast - apparent/subtle < > similarity/difference
- Surrealist approach- random selection, any connection comes only from the viewer's imagination
- Theme - social commentary, activity, cultural difference, pastimes, location, behaviour ...
- Narrative - description, explanation, expectation, before and after, what happens next ...
- Dialogue - what do they say?, scriptwrting scene from a play,
- Role playing - re-enactment, re-creation,
Have you ever used a dyptych?
- What did you do?
- What worked?
went wronginsight and opportunity for new ideas did you encounter?