Adding Artist Studies to TOG

Tapestry of Grace Year 3I have been musing lately on how best to address music and art appreciation in our homeschool.  I think that this year I would like to try correlating it to our history studies, as in  the past it has just been a haphazard selection.  Since we will be working through Tapestry of Grace Year 3 for our history I have chosen 8 artists and 8 composers from the 19th century.  I plan on spending a month on each artist and composer, but I’m not yet sure how involved we shall get with each.  I plan on having a host of resources available and then just dig in as we see fit.  However this post only addresses art appreciation since there are so many wonderful resources out there that I am excited to share.

1.  Francisco Goya (1746-1828) – a romantic-era painter from Aragon (Spain)

2.  Joseph (J.M.W) Turner (1775-1851) – a romantic-era painter from England known for his landscapes

3.  John James Audobon (1785-1851) – French-American naturalist and painter known for his work with birds

4.  Edouard Manet (1832-1883) – realist/impressionist painter from France

5.  Edgar Degas (1834-1917) – realist/impressionist sculptor, painter, and printmaker from France

6.  Winslow Homer (1836-1910) – painter and printmaker from America who was fond of marine subjects and gives a bit of a break from all of the impressionists 🙂

7.  Claude Monet (1840-1926) – impressionist painter from France

8.  Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) – impressionist painter from France

Resources:

Story of Painting by Wendy Beckett

Art Masterpieces to Color from Dover

Impressionist Art Masterpieces to Color from Dover

Spot the Differences, book 1 and 2 from Dover

Impressionism – a book that my mother bought a long time ago and that I have acquired, but I am certain that any largish volume on impressionism should suffice

Google Art Project – I may also create some artist galleries, it’s best to use Google’s Chrome browser for this site

Meet the Masters – an online curriculum that has units covering artists #5-8

National Gallery of Art Educational Materials – free loaner resources, just sign up for an account!

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