National Gallery of Art's An Eye for Art: Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work PDF

By National Gallery of Art

ISBN-10: 1613749007

ISBN-13: 9781613749005

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