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Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of thousands of full-color photographs, this family-oriented paintings source introduces young ones to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that encourage creative improvement, centred having a look, and inventive writing. This treasure trove of art from the nationwide Gallery of paintings contains, between others, works via 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 through museum educators with a long time of hands-on adventure in either art-making actions and making artwork relatable to little ones, the actions comprise sculpting a clay determine encouraged through Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact on my own, encouraged by means of Joan Miro's adventure as an artwork pupil; portray a double-sided portrait with one facet reflecting actual qualities and the opposite part character characteristics, encouraged by way of Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and making a tale in response to a Mary Cassatt portray. Educators, homeschoolers, and households alike will locate their creativity sparked by way of this paintings extravaganza.

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He also visited Italy, North Africa, and Tahiti. Beasts of the Sea is a memory of his visit to the South Seas. try this Many years after creating his fauve paintings, Matisse developed a new form of art: the paper cut-out. Still fascinated by the power of color, the artist devoted himself to cutting painted papers and arranging them in designs. “Instead of drawing an outline and filling in the color . . I am drawing directly in color,” he said. Matisse was drawing with scissors! What shapes do you recognize in Beasts of the Sea ?

Describe Ginevra’s expression. How does she feel? What might she be thinking about? What aspects of her personality does the portrait convey? ” Leonardo da Vinci 2 A Renaissance Man Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452 –1519) lived during an exciting period known as the Renaissance (French for “rebirth”), a time recognized for a renewed interest in knowledge, the arts, and science. He was an artist as well as an inventor, architect, engineer, musician, mathematician, astronomer, and scientist.

I am drawing directly in color,” he said. Matisse was drawing with scissors! What shapes do you recognize in Beasts of the Sea ? Find shapes that remind you of After cutting shapes that reminded him of a tropical sea, Matisse arranged the pieces vertically over rectangles of yellows, greens, and purples to suggest the watery depths of an undersea world. Create a colorful collage playful fish floating seahorses spiral shells above: Henri Matisse, Beasts of the Sea, 1950, paper collage on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund top right: Henri Matisse at work on a paper cut-out in his studio at the Hôtel Régina, early 1952, Nice-Cimiez.

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