“He is best known for his color (people speak of ‘Parrish blue’), but his earliest work was b&w.”
From Maxfield Parrish by Coy Ludwig at JVJ Illustrators.
2. Use blue.
Well known musician, Bob Dylan, and illustrator, David Walker, have teamed up to create this delightful children’s book:
Find it here.
Find more from David Walker at his website here.
George Harrison (yes, of the Beatles) sang this Bob Dylan song: If Not for You.
Sing along with the lyrics:
See how these lyrics can be appropriate for all ages?
Isn’t it magical when creative minds come together to create something that becomes a classic cultural thread?
1. Write a poem that holds meaning for all ages. Remember song lyrics are a form of poetry.
2. Create an illustration to accompany your poem.
G. Brian Karas has created delightful illustrations in:
This book is a great way to review counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s with young readers.
1. Select a book.
2. Create new cover art for the book you have selected.
This photo of the gleaners at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, NC yesterday . . .
(in spite of the downpour and mud) reminds me of Jean-Francois Millet’s painting
entitled The Gleaners.
Granted, there are differences: the first group at First Fruits Farm are gleaning sweet potatoes voluntarily to feed the hungry; the group in Millet’s painting is gleaning wheat, perhaps for their own use.
You can hear more about this painting from Khan Academy here.
Gleaners are mentioned in the Bible several places:
Today’s assignment: Remember that, as writers, we glean a little information from every situation we encounter. Using these experiences will add depth to our writing. Enjoy today.
“Lake George, Autumn”
Many of us think of big flowers when we think of the artist, Georgia O’Keefe, but her work was so much more.
Georgia O’Keefe lived 1887-1986. She was born in Wisconsin, but perfected her style by studying and teaching art all across the country. She started painting in New Mexico in 1929.
1. Watch this video with Carolyn Kastner at the Georgia O’Keefe Museum.
2. Go outside to work on your art today.
O’Keefe poster available here: National Gallery of Art
More at the Boulder Weekly here.
More from Staci Cobabe (Utah edu) here.
This “image is a copy of da Vinci’s painting by Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli, completed in the early 16th century. It has been used as the primary source for 20th century restoration.”
“The Last Supper” was completed in the late 15th century, on a wall at the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. The painting took Leonardo da Vinci a few years to complete, though the exact timeline is unknown. Legend has it that that da Vinci became enraged at a prior who expressed frustration with the number of years the painting had taken to complete, and so the painter threatened to use the prior’s face as the model for Judas.
The painting’s condition began to decline shortly after its completion. Italian painter Gian Paolo Lomazzo stated only midway through the 16th century that “the painting is all ruined.”
Below is an image of da Vinci’s original painting:
Besides deterioration over time, several notable destructions to the piece have occurred. In 1652, a doorway was inserted into the mural which removed Jesus’ feet. During World War II, the monastery was bombed, though, remarkably, the wall with “The Last Supper” remained intact.
1. Read more about art at the link below.
We are probably most familiar with Gustav Klimt’s work: “The Kiss.”
More about “The Kiss” here.
It is from his Golden phase.
He is well-known for his paintings of females like this one:
Klimt also painted amazing floral and landscape works.
More about the “Flower Garden” here.
1. Familiarize yourself with Klimt and his work.
2. Work on your own artistic creation.
3. Write a brief description of yourself as an artist. Describe your artwork briefly.
If you are in NYC, “Adele” is on exhibit at:
See more of Loretta Schauer’s delightful work here.
Today’s Assignment: Work on your sketches.
As the pope travels around the world– we are seeing his coat of arms.
Link: Pope’s Crest
Today’s Assignment: Design your own coat of arms. Include symbols that represent elements of personal importance.
Try this one: Make your own family crest.
More info here: The Pope’s crest