Monday, May 5, 2008

Gardens Art Show

This Hearts and Trees online art show focuses on gardens. I encourage you to share this art show with your children and to have a discussion about the different ways these artists painted gardens.

I might put together a set of notebooking pages for the Gardens Art Show, because I really am enjoying these paintings. If you would be interested in a set of notebooking pages/mini unit study like the ones I am offering for my clouds and still life art shows let me know (either in the comments or by email). If there is enough interest I will put them together.

Meanwhile, here are some suggestions of questions you can discuss with your children as you examine each painting.
  • How did each painter see gardens differently?
  • Look for cool and warm colors.
  • How many paintings have people in them?
  • How many paintings have animals?
  • How many paintings have buildings?
  • Decide on the "mood" of each painting- how does each painting make you feel?
  • Use the canvas measurements provided to see just how big or small a painting is.
  • Decide which painting is the most realistic and which is the least realistic.
  • Which is your favorite painting?
  • If you could change the name of a painting, what would you name it? Why?
  • If you find a painting you like, take a minute to look at some other paintings by that artist. (Artchive and ABC Gallery are where I found these paintings.
  • You could make your own version of your favorite garden painting.
  • You could sketch your own garden in the style of your favorite artist.
Howard Hodgkin--Small Henry Moore at the Bottom of the Garden

1975-77 Oil on wood 20 3/4 x 21 in. Private collection, New York

Claude Monet--The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil

1881Oil on canvas100 x 80 cm Private collection

Berthe Morisot--In the Garden at Maurecourt
1884 Oil on canvas 21 ¼ x 25 5/8 in. The Toledo Museum of Art

Frederic Bazille--Le Petit Jardinier (The Little Gardener)

c. 1866-67 Oil on canvas50 3/8 x 66 1/2 in Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Camille Pissarro--Woman and Child at a Well

1882 Oil on canvas Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Camille Pissarro--Apple Picking

1886 Oil on canvas Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

Pierre-Auguste Renoir--A Girl with a Watering-Can

1876 Oil on canvas The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA

Gustav Klimt--Country Garden with Sunflowers

1905/6 Oil on canvas The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Gustav Klimt--Garden Path with Chickens

1916 Oil on canvas110 x 110 cm Destroyed by fire at Immendorf Palace, 1945

Joan Miró--The Vegetable Garden with Donkey

1918 Oil on canvas 64 x 70 cm Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Claude Monet--Garden in Bloom at Sainte-Addresse

c.1866 Oil on canvas Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France

Pierre-Auguste Renoir--Monet painting in his garden at Argenteuil

1873 Oil on canvas 46 x 60 cm Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Pierre Bonnard--Garden at Midday

1943 Oil on canvas Private collection

Mary Cassatt--Lydia Crocheting in the Garden at Marly

1880 Oil on canvas 26 x 37 in Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Gustave Caillebotte--The Garden at Petit Gennevilliers in Winter

c 1894 Oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm Private collection

Alfred Sisley--Garden Path in Louveciennes (Chemin de l'Etarche)

1873 Oil on canvas 64 x 46 cm Private collection

Wassily Kandinsky--Murnau - Garden I

1910 Oil on canvas 66 x 82 cm Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

I hope you enjoyed this art show. Be sure to check out my other art shows (links are in the sidebar) as well as my notebooking pages. If you have any suggestions of themes you would like to see for my online art shows, feel free to leave me a comment.


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

This is my favorite theme so far! What a great collection of garden paintings in so many different styles. The Miro is so interesting to me, I will have to take some time to do a picture study on my own with this one. :)

Thanks Amanda,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Joy @ Joy in the Journey said...

I love this theme! It is SO beautiful. And I would LOVE to see a notebooking set for this theme. We are just getting ready to start the still life notebooking set this next week. Thank you for all of your work! It is GREATLY appreciated!!

Tina said...

Those are beautiful!

I was amazed I could recognize who painted of those painting because of your cloud art study with notebooking pages. Yes, please make notebooking pages for these as well!

Thanks for sharing you insight and talent!


Sebastian said...

What a lovely set of paintings. On one of our trips to France, I had to stop and take photos of the golden hay fields. I was struck by just how much they looked like paintings from Van Gogh and the impressionists.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this great Garden Art Show! We had so much fun looking at the various paintings and measuring out a few of them on our living room floor. Jennifer

kimn said...

this is so beautiful...i think the pages wold b a great idea for this thene