PowerPoint lesson about Seurat and Pointillism. 3 activities suggested with templates included if necessary
According to the People’s History web site, on 2nd May 2012, the iconic painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, “The Scream”, was sold for a record $120 million at auction at Sotheby’s in New York to an unnamed buyer. The work was more highly valued than the other three versions as it is believed to [...]
From Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, [...]
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. He was born on 30th March 1853. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally [...]
Grace Hartigan was an American Abstract Expressionist painter of the New York School in the 1950s. At one point she was the only female artist in the Museum of Modern Art. I must admit when writing this post, I had not heard of her but her paintings are excellent for primary school kids. Give them [...]
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often [...]
Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his uniquely defined style of drip painting. His painting, Number 5, was once the most expensive painting in the world.
The complete works of the artist Paul Cezanne. Teachers should check the site before opening it as there are some graphic images in places.
Édouard Manet was born on 23rd January 1832. He was a French painter. One of the first 19th-century artists to approach modern and postmodern-life subjects, he was a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. His early masterworks, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe) and Olympia, engendered great controversy and [...]
Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new [...]