Art Appreciation for Kids - Quiz
Teach Art to Your Kids & Have Fun Doing It!
I grew up with great artwork hanging on our walls. As an artist & a thinker (aka nerd), I really appreciated that. But, I didn't realize how much I took that for granted until I started tutoring kids in math and realized that kids today have very little exposure to good art.
What I realized is that living with art causes you to internalize the colors, the design, and the emotion of the art, so that it becomes a part of you, not just a fact on a piece of paper.
I'm making a "How to Teach Art Appreciation to Kids" Squidoo lens for homeschoolers and public & private school families. This Art Appreciation Quiz lens is for adults and kids alike, before or after studying art appreciation - to test your art appreciation learning experience or memory. Kids don't need to learn all of the details of each artistic movement, and each artist's interpretation of that movement, but just get a gist of the basics for now, so that they have a sense of the art and how it relates to history.
A Quick Note . . .
All of the photos on this page are photos that I personally took of pictures in art books that I own. Feel free to use them at your convenience for educational purposes. (If you want the book citations & bibliography, I will be posting it at the end of the lens soon!)
2 Famous Artists . . .
A Famous Painting of a Woman
A Famous Sculpture of a Man
I love this book. Hundreds of years of art and artists in one little book.
Match 'em up!
Want an Impressionist helpful hint?
Can't tell a Manet from a Monet?
Manet was actually a mentor to the Impressionists, and his work has a more traditional look, and often contains people.
Monet was the quintessential Impressionist with his paintings giving the "impression" of what the different lighting conditions looked like on the same subject. BUT, most of his subjects were not people - they were water lilies, haystacks, cathedrals, bridges, etc.
So, just remember this:
Manet (& Renoir) = People
Monet = Nature (Not People)
An Artist's Home
Do you have fine art hanging on the walls of your home?
Tell us who your favorite artist is!
Who's YOUR favorite artist listed on this lens?
By the way . . .
This painting is by Leroy Neiman, who's famous for painting athletes and sporting events.
Wanna take a guess as to who this horse might be? Give ya a hint . . . it was painted in 1974 . . .
Did You Know?
. . . that he's also famous for his similar multiple-frames painting of Campbell's soup cans?
Did You Know?
. . . that Norman Rockwell painted a Jackson Pollock painting within his painting called "The Connoisseur"? See my cool Squidoo lens about "The Connoisseur" puzzle here.
(Can you find the 'JP' initials in the Rockwell painting?)
1943 "Four Freedoms"
Norman Rockwell painted the four paintings known as the "Four Freedoms" to illustrate the "Four Freedoms" in President Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 6, 1941 State of the Union Address to Congress. Those paintings rate their own circular room in the heart of the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Worship
Freedom from Want
Freedom from Fear
I dare ya to go into that space without getting choked up!
(BTW, in case you're wondering, I put this way down here after Art Masterpiece #10 so that I wouldn't give away the answers to the Art Masterpiece #9 questions.)
Have another favorite artist?
Tell us here!