Monday, March 2, 2009

Trees Art Show

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

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 (you can find links to my other art shows as well as to my notebooking pages in the sidebar). 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 trees 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.

Vincent Van Gogh
Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background

1889 Oil on canvas
28 1/2 x 36 1/4 in. (72.5 x 92 cm)
Collection Mrs. John Hay Whitney

R. B. Kitaj
The Oak Tree

1991 Oil on canvas
60 1/8 x 60 in. (152.7 x 152.4 cm)
Private collection

Sigmar Polke
Two Palm Trees

1964 Artificial resin on fabric
90 x 75 cm
Private collection

Egon Schiele
Autumn Trees

1911 Oil on canvas
79.5 x 80 cm
Private collection

Vincent Van Gogh
Roots and Tree Trunks

June-July 1890 Oil on canvas
50 x 100 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

Pissarro, Camille
Pear Trees in Bloom at Eragny, Morning
1886 Oil on canvas
21 x 25 1/4 in (54 x 65 cm)
Isetan Museum, Tokyo

Piet Mondrian
Avond (Evening); Red Tree

1908 Oil on canvas
70 x 99 cm (27 1/2 x 39 in)
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

Schiele, Egon
Little Tree (Chesnut Tree at Lake Constance)
1912 Watercolor and pencil on paper
18 x 11 5/8 in. (45.8 x 29.5 cm)
Private collection, New York

Paul Gauguin
Blue Trees
1888 Oil on canvas
92 x 73 cm (36 1/4 x 28 3/4 in)
The Ordrupgaard Collection, Copenhagen

Asher Durand
Study from Nature: Rocks and Trees

c. 1836 Oil on canvas
21 1/2 x 17 in (55 x 43 cm)
The New York Historical Society

Gustave Caillebotte
The Garden at Petit Gennevilliers in Winter

c. 1894 Oil on canvas
73 x 60 cm
Private collection

Emily Carr
A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth
1932-35 Oil on canvas
112.8 x 69 cm
Vancouver Art Gallery

Claude Monet
Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning
1884 Oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 32 in. (65.5 x 81.5 cm.)
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
Peasants Under the Trees at Dawn, Morvan

c. 1840-45 Oil on canvas
10 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.
National Gallery, London

Just some notes:

***I am busy putting together my Spring 2009 Hearts and Trees Kit. Look for pre-ordering March 19th!

***And if you haven't already checked it out, be sure to look at the Outdoor Hour eBook!

***And I have four Winter Kits left at the discounted price if anyone is interested.


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Loved the art show this many different styles to choose from.

I liked Avond; Red Tree by Piet Mondrian the best.

Thanks for sharing your art show with carnival readers.

Mom-Harmony Art Mom

{ jamie @ rose cottage } said...

I love this; it's neat having them all in one place like this. I'll come back later and have my daughter look at them, too! ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Amanda,

Five of my kiddos were handy, so we each picked our favorites...

Abby liked Pissarro's Pear Trees

Daniel - Durand's Rocks & Trees

Elisabeth - both Pissarro & Durand

Thomas - Caillebotte's Garden..Winter, Durand, & Pissarro

Molly - Pissarro's Pear Trees and both of Schiele's: Autumn Trees and Little Tree

Me - um, I'll pick *spring* with Pissarro's Pear Trees =)

Can you tell we like realistic art here? =)

Thanks for the fun!

The Ties that Bind Us said...

Oh my goodness, two of my favorite things, art and trees. My heart raced as I scrolled down slowly enjoying these pictures. It felt like I went to a museum. I can never get enough of beautiful art. Thank you....thank you... I will sit down with the kids later today when we do our art lesson and we will start off with this!

B.A.M. said...

LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait to show my kids! I LOVE trees!!! I am always drawn to observing them when we are outside. When i looked at all your prints this one stuck out to me R. B. Kitaj...The Oak Tree. Maybe first because of the color but this tree was the only "saving grace" in this view the artist gave us of a place full of buildings or houses, man made structures, etc.. Thanks for sharing this with ua!!--Be Blessed-Angie in GA

keri said...

Claude Monet
Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning...this one looks like my Florida!
My daughter likes Pissarro, Camille
Pear Trees in Bloom at Eragny, Morning.

You MUST have got your love of art and trees from your mom!!

holly K said...

I love Pear trees. they are all beautiful! What a wonderful thing God made!

Pauline said...

Hi! I just discovered the Charlotte Mason carnival and I am so GLAD that I did. What a joy to find your blog! What wonderful work you do! I am looking forward to having a closer look "O)
My daughter's favourite tree (age 6)
Pisarro, Camille
My favourite tree Asher Durand "O)
Thank you again

Pauline in Australia "O)

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I love what you have put together! I would love to have this in a notebook page form to print out and let my kids handle over and over.


live4evermom said...

Love van Gogh personally. Looking forward to see what you have come up with for you spring kit.


SurvivingByGrace said...

Where are you finding these wonderful images? I'm thankful for you artsy mommas - my technical brain needs these blogs for balance.