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

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Lavishly illustrated with hundreds and hundreds of full-color pictures, this family-oriented artwork source introduces youngsters to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that encourage inventive improvement, targeted having a look, and inventive writing. This treasure trove of art from the nationwide Gallery of artwork contains, between others, works by means of Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck shut, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing quite a lot of inventive kinds and methods. Written by way of museum educators with a long time of hands-on adventure in either art-making actions and making artwork relatable to teenagers, the actions comprise sculpting a clay determine encouraged by way of Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact by myself, encouraged via Joan Miro's adventure as an artwork scholar; portray a double-sided portrait with one part reflecting actual qualities and the opposite aspect character characteristics, encouraged via 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 via this paintings extravaganza.

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Barbara Hutton 31 Exploring Places another view Giovanni Paolo Panini, Interior of Saint Peter’s, Rome, c. 1754, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund This view of Saint Peter’s shows off the church’s large interior and elaborate architectural decorations. The worshipers and visitors provide a sense of scale and enliven the space. Giovanni Paolo Panini While Canaletto was painting views of Venice, Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691 – 1765) was working as a “view painter” in Rome.

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.

Sunlight sparkles on the East River as a ship passes by. Instead of celebrating the bridge as an engineering accomplishment, Bellows focuses on the lives of ordinary people who were affected by its construction. 48 Exploring Places Choose a headline or news story from a newspaper, magazine, or television report. Make a drawing or painting that illustrates the story. Capture the key points of the story in one picture. What places excite your creativity? chapter three examining portraits Portraits can describe a person’s physical likeness, status, personality, and/or interests.

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