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Free Art Masterpiece Coloring Pages

Updated on October 1, 2010

Art Masterpiece Coloring Pages for Elementary Art Education

Art masterpiece coloring pages give art students a chance to interact with the art of the masters. More than just looking at the art, they are involved in recreating it. This experience with the art work will live long after the project is complete, and will guide children toward a lifelong appreciation of art.

Three Musicians | Free Coloring Page
Three Musicians | Free Coloring Page

Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish modern artist that lived from 1881-1973. He is one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. He is best known as a co-founder of the Cubist movement. Three Musicians is a work that is representative of his Cubist style.

The Woman with the Hat | Coloring Page
The Woman with the Hat | Coloring Page

Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Henri Matisse was a french modern artist that lived from 1869-1954. His early works are in the Fauvist (wild beast) style, which emphasized painterly qualities and a use of unnatural colors. His Woman with a Hat is a representation of that style. In his later life he produced cut-out collages, which he considered his best work.

Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow | Coloring Page
Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow | Coloring Page

Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow by Piet Mondrian | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Piet Mondrian is a Dutch modern artist that lived from 1872-1944. His art evolved over time to a non-representational style which he named Neo-Plasticism. The style consisted of a white background, on which he painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines, filled in with three primary colours - red, blue and yellow. His Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow is a representation of that style.

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by George Seurat | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Georges Seurat was a French modern artist that lived from 1859-1891. His A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-1886), altered the direction of modern art. His distinctive style of pointilism, used dots to form the image rather than brush strokes.

starry night
starry night

Starry Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Vincent van Gogh was born on March, 30th 1853 in a village in the southern Netherlands, to Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. In the last ten years of his life van Gogh pursued his passion of becoming an artist. Starry Starry Night, produced during this time, stands as one of the most important works in the history of art.

picasso-self-portrait
picasso-self-portrait

Picasso Self-Portrait (1907)

Self Portrait (1907) by Pablo Picasso | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Pablo Picasso is best remembered as the co-founder of Cubism, and for Cubist works Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), Three Musicians (1921) and Guernica (1937). As a young boy, Pablo Picasso was a prodigy whose skills became an expressive power that profoundly effected the art of the twentieth century.

His Self Portrait (1907) is painted in a typical cubist style. The portrait shows possible influences of African art, with large eyes and mask-like face, which fascinated Picasso.

mona lisa coloring page
mona lisa coloring page

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci | Coloring Page

About the Artist

Da Vinci has come to be regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time, and quite possibily the most talented person that has ever lived. Helen Gardner remarked that "the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent... His mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote."

The Last Supper and Mona Lisa are among his greatest artistic acheivements. The Mona Lisa is among the most recognizable artworks in the world.

girl with the pearl earring coloring page
girl with the pearl earring coloring page

The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer | Coloring Page

About the Artist

For 200 years Jan Vermeer was all but forgotten. Since the rediscovery of his work, Vermeer's reputation has grown. He is now recognized as one of the finest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

The Girl with a Pearl Earring, painted in 1665, is recognized as Vermeer's greatest acheivement. This masterpiece is sometimes referred to as "The Dutch Mona Lisa".

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