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Renaissance Artists Day 7: Rembrandt

Renaissance Artists Day 7: Rembrandt

Rembrandt Today we tried using light in our paintings like Rembrandt.  This is our last day of our Renaissance Artists unit study and we have had so much fun with all this art. Read: Rembrandt by Mike Venezia Rembrandt by Melody S. Mis Discuss: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669) was a Dutch Renaissance painter from Holland. He painted portraits and religious scenes mostly. He discovered how to paint with light shining on a persons...

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Renaissance Artists Day 6: Michelangelo

Renaissance Artists Day 6: Michelangelo

Michelanglo Today we got to veer off of the painting a bit to sculpting, so J enjoyed that. Read: Michelangelo Buonarroti by Catherine Nichols Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmsth_9KouM Discuss:Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (1475- 1564) was an Italian Renaissance sculpture and painter. He studied the human body to get his sculptors to look life like. He also painted frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Artist...

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Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael

Renaissance Artists Day 5: Raphael

Raphael Today was fun because we got out the scrapbooks and looked at J’s baby pictures since Raphael did a lot of Madonna and Child paintings. Read: Raphael by Adam G. Klein Discuss: Raffaello Sanzio, also known as Raphael, (1483- 1520) was a master artist very young. He was said to be as good ad Da Vinci and Michelangelo. He had many patrons and painted frescoes and tapestries for them. He was an Italian Renaissance artist. Artist...

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Renaissance Artists Day 4: Da Vinci

Renaissance Artists Day 4: Da Vinci

Da Vinci We actually ended up spending a couple days for Da Vinci, since he did so much. Read: Magic Tree House #38 Monday with a Mad Genius by Mary Pope Osborne Leonardo and the Flying Boy by Laurence Anholt Katie and the Mona Lisa by James Mayhew Leonardo’s Horse by Jean Fritz Watch: The Animated Hero Classics Leonardo da Vinci Discuss: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian Renaissance artist and inventor. He is...

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Renaissance Artists Day 3: Botticelli

Renaissance Artists Day 3: Botticelli

Botticelli Botticelli did round paintings so we tried to think of round things to paint today. Discuss: Botticelli (1445-1510) was an early Renaissance artist. He painted religious scenes and Greek mythology. He was known for making his paintings look like there is a gentle movement in them. Like the wind flowing through a girls hair. He also started painting round pieces which was popular at the time. He also painted some of his pieces in...

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Renaissance Artists Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Renaissance Artists Day 2: Limbourg Brothers

Limbourg Brothers Today we had fun with seasons.  The Limbourg Brothers painted pictures from different seasons so we tried to copy some of their work then we made our own modern seasons painting. Read: The Duke and the Peasant by Sister Wendy Beckett Discuss: The 3 brothers were hired by Duc de Berry to paint the pictures in his prayer book called The Book of Hours. The Limbourg Brother (1375-1416) practiced illuminated and manuscript...

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Renaissance Artists Day 1: Giotto

Renaissance Artists Day 1: Giotto

Giotto Our first artists is Giotto.  We learned that Renaissance Art is mostly Biblical scenes. Read: Giotto by Mike Venezia look at the paintings in The Glorious Impossible by Madeleine L’engle Discuss: Giotto de Bondone (1266-1337) is from Florence, Italy during the Renaissance period. Find Florence, Italy on the map. When he was a boy he watched his father’s sheep in the fields. It got lonely so he started drawing on the...

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Renaissance Artists Unit Study

Renaissance Artists Unit Study

We did our Renaissance Artists Unit Study with cousins, so it was even more fun for J.  The ages were Preschool through 2nd grade, but would work better for older ages I think.  We learned about 7 of the more well known Renaissance Artists. Renaissance Artists Unit Study Day 1: Giotto Day 2: Limbourg Brothers Day 3: Botticellli Day 4: Da Vinci Day 5: Raphael Day 6: Michelangelo Day 7: Rembrandt Renaissance Artists Book List Discovering Great...

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Fall Fun Day 5: Scarecrows

Fall Fun Day 5: Scarecrows

Scarecrows Today we had some fun with scarecrows.  We had a snack and made a few crafts. Read: Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant Watch: How to Make a Scarecrow Discuss: Scarecorws have been around since the time of ancient Egypt In some cultures people were sent into the fields to keep away the birds. Native Americans would send children or the elder with noise makers to take turns keeping the birds away. People rely on a good harvest to...

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Colors Day 13: Review

Colors Day 13: Review

For our last day of our Colors Unit Study we reviewed all of the colors that we have learned.  We had fun reviewing with books, songs, games, crafts, and balloons.  This unit study was so fun for T although the lapbooks were a little much if we did it all in one day. Review Read: Oscar Otter’s Colors by Maurice Pledger Richard Scarry’s Colors by Richard Scarry Watch:  Colors Song 2 Song:  If You Are Wearing Red If you are...

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