An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work by National Gallery of Art

By National Gallery of Art

Lavishly illustrated with 1000's of full-color photographs, this family-oriented artwork source introduces young ones to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that encourage creative improvement, centred taking a look, and inventive writing. This treasure trove of art from the nationwide Gallery of artwork contains, 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 kinds and methods. Written via museum educators with a long time of hands-on event in either art-making actions and making paintings relatable to kids, the actions comprise sculpting a clay determine encouraged by means of Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact by myself, encouraged by means of Joan Miro's event as an artwork scholar; portray a double-sided portrait with one aspect reflecting actual characteristics and the opposite aspect character features, encouraged through Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and making a tale in accordance with a Mary Cassatt portray. Educators, homeschoolers, and households alike will locate their creativity sparked by means of this paintings extravaganza.

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Thomas Moran to Ferdinand Hayden, March 11, 1872 another view George Catlin above: George Catlin, The White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas, 1844 / 1845, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Paul Mellon Collection top right: George Catlin, A Buffalo Wallow, 1861 / 1869, oil on card mounted on paperboard, National Gallery of Art, Paul Mellon Collection For many tribes on the Great Plains, buffalo were an important source of food, clothes, cooking pots, and tools. Like Moran, George Catlin (1796 – 1872) became famous for his paintings of the American West.

Have you ever reclined upon some gentle slope, some hillside in a beautiful country with your eyes half closed and your mind away from care, dreaming of . . the lovely and beautiful in nature and art with a far away and o’er the hills feeling of the chameleon sky, the glowing sunshine and soothing shadows — the distant smoky town — the rich autumnal foliage, bits of green pasturage and nibbling sheep and stately trees, a stream of water winding in and out around some wooded headland. . ” Jasper Francis Cropsey 36 Exploring Places Thomas Moran 2 1 Painter of the American West Born in England, Thomas Moran (1837 – 1926) grew up near Philadelphia after his parents moved to the United States in 1844.

Painter to the Queen Vigée Le Brun was born in Paris during the reign of Louis XV. Her father, an artist, introduced her to painting, but he died when she was just twelve years old. Mainly self-taught, Vigée Le Brun became a portrait painter to support her mother and brother. Talented and hard-working, she soon earned critical and financial success. She married an art dealer, and they had one daughter. In 1778 Vigée Le Brun was summoned to Versailles, the palace of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette.

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