Monday, February 27, 2023

Art History 2023-2024

My thoughts about Art History next year. We've loved it so much, I'm going to offer as a special subject during the school week AND as a weekend club!

Sep Piet Mondrian
1872 - 1944

Oct Louise Bourgeois
1911 - 2010

Nov Sister Mary Corita Kent
1918 - 1986

Dec Yves Klein
1928 - 1962

Jan/Feb Faith Ringgold
1930 -

Mar Dame Zaha Hadid
1950 - 2016

Apr Andy Goldsworthy
1956 -

May Marianthe Loucataris
1970 -

Marianthe actually answered my question in the comments of her YouTube video because I couldn't find a mention of her birth year anywhere! I like to have the artists arranged in order by the year they were born. She is the youngest artist on this list. As before, I'm going to use resources from Lotus at Art History Kids wherever they fit in. They have been SO helpful!

The children have requested that we take one year and do all local Southern Illinois artists who are still living, so that we can do field trips to visit their work studios and hear about their process. That would be amazing!

Since I'm moving many of these artists officially onto this list and out of the original brainstorm, the post of Brainstorming Artists for Next Year will now become to a 2024-2025 brainstorm! Let me know there if you think of any artist recommendations!

UPDATE: Orginally Yayoi Kusama was going to be our artist for January but I've removed her from our list due to the recent New York Times article and we will give two months to Faith Ringgold instead. That gives us more time for our Story Quilts.

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Eva said...

Great list and recommendations!

Eva said...

For your list:

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper, Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Cézanne, Braque, Keith Haring, Magritte, Salvador Dali, van Gogh, Chagall, Mark Rothko, Joseph Beuys, Roy Lichtenstein, Munch, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, De Kooning, Miró, Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Gauguin, Carl Larsson, Kandinsky, and Henry Moore

I hope I did not list anybody you already have on your lists and I also stuck to more modern artists. Of course, you could do impressionists and romanticists also.

Renee said...

I'm very happy to have the suggestions! Thank you! I also agree that modern artists feel like the thing to bring right now.

Because I'm really new to teaching Art History (I've only ever taught the standard Waldorf watercolor painting, crayon drawing, beeswax modeling, charcoal, clay, etc.) I appreciate having some artist names. I'm starting with artists for whom I already have picture books on my shelf, or artists who Lotus did lessons on and I think they look interesting. From there it'll be anyone's guess!

We did do O'Keeffe, Kahlo, and Kandinsky in our Great Artists Class Play several years ago, and I've often shared van Gogh's series of paintings around the Harvest with the my early childhood class, but other than that you listed lots of people I'd love to learn about! Thanks, Eva

Eva said...

I think you will find picture books for most of these. Sometimes it helps to check Amazon in the UK or Book Depository. There is also Gustav Klimt from Austria.

I grew up with a father who would take us to every art gallery and museum that we passed while traveling through Europe :). As a child, it was a bit too much, but I did benefit from it and learned a lot.

Good luck with learning about all of these!

Renee said...

We do usually talk about Salvador Dali when I am teaching about Braille, because I have a tactile diagram for The Persistence of Memory, but it would be nice to spend an entire month on him!

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Eva said...

Ah, that is a good connection!