Thursday, September 23, 2010

Art - The Great Masters

Wendy Libby's Using Art to Create Art

One of the unique things about this book (and maybe the reason why its price is a little on the high side for a teaching book) is that every page in it is perforated, ready to be torn out and placed in page protectors for a teaching binder. How thoughtful!

The art projects are used to study masterpieces and work in the style of some of the great artists. It fits in well with MaryAnn Kohl's Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters
Wendy Libby has the artists listed alphabetically instead of in a chronological timeline like MAK. Here is her list:

  • Romare Bearden

  • Georges Braque

  • Alexander Calder

  • Mary Cassatt

  • Paul Cezanne

  • Marc Chagall

  • Salvador Dali

  • Leonardo da Vinci

  • Stuart Davis

  • Edgar Degas

  • Albrecht Durer

  • M.C. Escher

  • Paul Gaughin

  • Winslow Homer

  • Edward Hopper

  • Jasper Johns

  • Wassily Kandinsky

  • Paul Klee

  • Henri Matisse

  • Joan Miro

  • Amadeo Modigliani

  • Piet Mondrian

  • Claude Monet

  • Georgia O'Keeffe

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Jackson Pollack

  • Rembrandt van Rijn

  • Pierre Auguste Renoir

  • Georges Rouault

  • Henri Rousseau

  • Georges Seurat

  • Vincent van Gogh

  • Andy Warhol

  • Grant Wood

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Andrew Wyeth

If you are planning your homeschool art curriculum for the year and would like to study great masters, I highly recommend this book!

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