Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Repost: 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 have put together a set of notebooking pages for the Gardens Art Show, like the ones I am offering for my clouds and still life art shows. So be sure to check out my Gardens in Art Mini Unity Study Notebooking Pages PDF!

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
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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.

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