By National Gallery of Art

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds and hundreds of full-color photos, this family-oriented artwork source introduces childrens to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that encourage inventive improvement, concentrated taking a look, and artistic writing. This treasure trove of art from the nationwide Gallery of paintings comprises, between others, works through Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck shut, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a variety of inventive types and methods. Written via museum educators with a long time of hands-on adventure in either art-making actions and making artwork relatable to young ones, the actions contain sculpting a clay determine encouraged by way of Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact by myself, encouraged via Joan Miro's event as an artwork scholar; portray a double-sided portrait with one facet reflecting actual features and the opposite aspect character features, encouraged by means of Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and making a tale in line with a Mary Cassatt portray. Educators, homeschoolers, and households alike will locate their creativity sparked by way of this paintings extravaganza.

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Visible through the window, small boats bob on pink waves under a sky banded with turquoise, pink, and periwinkle. Vibrant outdoor light pours through the window and onto the flower pots on the sill, coloring the windows mauve, azure, and pink. Turning from the sea in Mountains at Collioure, Derain painted the olive groves with the steep hills of the Pyrenees in the background. Notice how Derain used a variety of brushstrokes to paint this rugged landscape. Examine how the twisting red lines form the trunks of the olive trees.

Jasper Francis Cropsey celebrated the Hudson River Valley, particularly its colorful autumn, while both Thomas Moran and George Catlin explored the American West. Henri Matisse and André Derain spent time in the south of France, experimenting with ways to capture the spectacular light of that region. George Bellows was captivated by the energy of a growing New York City. As you explore the artists in this chapter, think about how they describe the unique features of landscapes and cityscapes. Rembrandt van Rijn 1 Living in a Golden Age Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606 – 1669) was born near the town of Leiden in Holland, where his father owned a mill on the banks of the Old Rhine.

I stop at a place or pick up a material because I feel that there is something to be discovered. ” Andy Goldsworthy 22 Studying Nature How might nature inspire your own art? chapter two exploring places Artists are often inspired by places where they live or travel, from rural landscapes to bustling cities. This chapter looks at artists who painted familiar places close to home and others who were drawn to lands faraway. Rembrandt van Rijn often sketched the landscape of his native Holland.

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