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ISBN-10: 1613749007

ISBN-13: 9781613749005

Lavishly illustrated with 1000s of full-color photos, this family-oriented artwork source introduces teenagers to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that motivate inventive improvement, concentrated having a look, and inventive writing. This treasure trove of paintings from the nationwide Gallery of artwork 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 strategies. Written through museum educators with many years of hands-on adventure in either art-making actions and making paintings relatable to young children, the actions comprise sculpting a clay determine encouraged via Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact on my own, encouraged through Joan Miro's event as an artwork pupil; portray a double-sided portrait with one aspect reflecting actual features and the opposite aspect character features, encouraged by way of Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and making a tale in response to a Mary Cassatt portray. Educators, homeschoolers, and households alike will locate their creativity sparked by way of this paintings extravaganza.

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3 Entrance to the Grand Canal A large Italian port on the Adriatic Sea, Venice was an important center for trade between Asia and Europe. It also boasted a thriving fishing industry. This view shows the popular waterfront leading to the Grand Canal, the main waterway through Venice. Large oceangoing ships, including one with a British flag, have dropped their sails and are anchored to unload their cargo and tourists. Gondolas glide across the glistening water, ferrying passengers across the canals.

In many ways, his intellectual curiosity, careful observation of nature, and artistic creativity characterized the Renaissance itself. Born in the small town of Vinci, outside Florence, Leonardo moved to the city at the age of twelve to train in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio, a leading artist of the time. Leonardo was just twenty-two years old when he painted this portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci. It is the first of only three known portraits Leonardo painted in his career. The portrait may have been commissioned by Ginevra’s older brother Giovanni on the occasion of her engagement.

Experiment with different colors and leaf arrangements. to the ground and create a work of art with them. Clean the leaves you’ve collected by rinsing them in warm water. Carefully blot them dry with a paper towel. Place the leaves between sheets of newspaper, and then put them between two heavy books. In about a week, the dried leaves should be flat and stiff. Arrange the dried leaves in an interesting design on a piece of paper. Use rubber cement to glue them in place. Let the rubber cement dry for one day.

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