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

By National Gallery of Art

Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of thousands of full-color photos, this family-oriented artwork source introduces young children to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that motivate inventive improvement, concentrated taking a look, and artistic 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 inventive types and strategies. Written by way of museum educators with a long time of hands-on adventure in either art-making actions and making paintings relatable to childrens, the actions comprise sculpting a clay determine encouraged via Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact on my own, encouraged by means of Joan Miro's event as an artwork pupil; portray a double-sided portrait with one part reflecting actual characteristics and the opposite aspect character characteristics, 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 way of this paintings extravaganza.

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W. Turner. An avid traveler, Moran spent his long career painting diverse landscapes, from Pennsylvania and Long Island to Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, California, and even Cuba, Mexico, and Italy. He became famous for his paintings of Western territories. They were received with great enthusiasm by a public who saw westward expansion as a symbol of hope for America. Moran’s adventures in the West began in 1871. Just a few months earlier a magazine publisher asked him to illustrate an article about Yellowstone, a wondrous region of the Wyoming Territory that was rumored to have steam-spewing geysers, boiling hot springs, and bubbling mud pots.

Bellows used tones of blue, lavender, and yellow to create a sense of the morning light. George Bellows, New York, 1911, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. ” New York Times, 1911 Although the painting’s general location is Madison Square at the intersection of Broadway and Twenty-third Street, Bellows imaginatively combined elements that could not be seen from a single viewpoint. Many of Manhattan’s most famous features are seen: skyscrapers, apartment buildings, elevated train tracks, a subway entrance, electric signs, advertising billboards, and a treelined park.

Derain’s bold, separated stripes of blues, grays, and greens create a rhythmic pattern of leaves ready to wave in a breeze. Broad, sweeping strokes of color form the mountains rising behind the trees and reaching to the sky. ” Henri Matisse top: Henri Matisse, Open Window, Collioure, 1905, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney 43 Exploring Places bottom: André Derain, Mountains at Collioure, 1905, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, John Hay Whitney Collection Colorful Cut-Outs Matisse enjoyed staying in warmer places during the winter months, and he liked to watch sunlight shimmering on the sea.

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