Monday, April 7, 2008

Still Life Art Show

This week's art show focuses on still life paintings.
As you and your children look at each painting, I encourage you to focus on how each artist painted the still life. How did each painter see fruit and flowers and books differently?
I have put together a 15 page Still Life Art Show Mini Unit Study Notebooking Pages PDF designed to help you and your students really get into the pieces of art. A short biography is included for each artist and some pages include easy art activities you might wish to spend some time completing after viewing the artwork. If you are interested in these pages see my post here.

Pick your favorite work to print out and hang up somewhere you will see it everyday or set it as your desktop background. If you have other favorite still life paintings feel free to leave links in the comments.
Henri Matisse Still Life with Blue Tablecloth
1909 34 5/8 x 46 1/2" Oil on canvas
The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Paul Signac Still Life with a Book and Oranges
1885 Oil on canvas 12 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie
Paul Signac Still Life with Pitcher
1919 Watercolor and graphite 11 7/8 x 17 5/8 in.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Still Life with Candles and Mirror
Max Beckmann
1930 Oil on canvas 28 5/8 x 55 1/4 in.
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe

Paul Gauguin Still Life with Three Puppies
1888 Oil on canvas 34 3/4 x 24 5/8 in.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
William Harnett Still-life with Violin
1888 Oil on canvas 20 x 24 in.
New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Roy Lichtenstein
Still Life with Lamp
1976 Oil and Magna on canvas
54 x 74 in. Private collection
Ambrosius Bosschaert
Bouquet of Flowers on a Ledge
1620 Oil on wood
11 x 9 in
Paul C├ęzanne
Still Life with Apples
1893-4 Oil on canvas 25 3/4 x 32 1/8 in.
Pieter Claesz
A Vanitas Still Life
1645 Oil on panel
15 x 24 in.
Gustave Courbet
Still Life: Fruit
1871-2 Oil on canvas
23 1/4 x 28 3/8 in
Shelburne Museum, Vermont
Fernando Botero
Still Life with Watermelon
1992 Oil on canvas 95 x 116 cm

Be sure to check out my notebooking pages to go along with this art show here.
And you may want to check out the other art shows I have put together. They are listed in my sidebar.


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...


I love this new art show! I am anxious to have your brothers view the paintings and hear their thoughts. I am very interested in Paul Cezanne right now and I hope to use the still life as the basis of an art project.

Thank you for putting this all together and the notebooking pages look wonderful too.

Mom-Harmony Art Mom

Jenn4him said...

These are lovely! I especially love the one by Ambrosius Bosschaert! Thank you.