An Eye for Art
focusing on great artists and their work
Martin Johnson Heade
Exploring Places. Rembrandt van Rijn
Jasper Francis Cropsey
Examining Portraits. Leonardo da Vinci
Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun
Vincent van Gogh
Telling Stories. Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi
Peter Paul Rubens
John Singleton Copley
Observing Everyday Life. Osias Beert the Elder
Questioning Traditions. Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Playing with Space. Edgar Degas
Timeline of artists
"Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and creative writing. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro's experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza"--
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