The challenge for this week's Sketch Tuesday was to draw something from an art museum. I will be honest and tell you that I am not a HUGE fan of modern art, but it seems that my kids are. Perhaps it is because it it is a bit easier to fairly represent a Modrian or a Pollack than it is to attempt a Rembrandt or Constable, or maybe it is just that they really like the colors.
In any case, Ladybug was the only one who went "outside the box" of modern art that the others chose. She picked an impressionist painting she knows her grandmother likes a lot. They had fun, and learned a bit about "abstract" art, using shapes to figure out how to reproduce a painting, and perspective (in Ladybug's case).
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Here is Tex's wonderful work of art:
from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
(click on the link to see the actual painting)
This is Ladybug's masterpiece:
at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
(click on the link to see the original and a brief lesson on the painting)
This lovely piece was done by Cowboy:
from the Tate collection in England
(click on the link to see the original work, made from cut paper pasted on canvas)
from the Tate Collection in England
(click the link to see the original artwork)