Myth, Legend, Literature: The Art of John William Waterhouse

English painter John William Waterhouse is best-known for his portrayals of women in Greek mythology and Arthurian legend. This collection is one of my favorites for drawing together myth, literature, history, and art.  You’ll find Cleopatra, The Lady of Shalott, Orpheus, damsels in distress, and more in this Fine Art Pages set.  

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The Art of Johannes Vermeer

Although Johannes Vermeer was not a popular painter during his lifetime, he is now considered one of the Great Masters of the Dutch Golden Age.  You are probably familiar with his most famous work, Girl With a Pearl Earring.  This month you can get a collection of 10 of Vermeer’s works to enjoy in your own home in the easiest form of art appreciation available:  Fine Art Pages.

It’s easy!  All you do is print ’em out, put ’em up, and let the magic happen.  Post one print next to each toilet, and you’ve got the whole family as a captive audience for several minutes each day, seamlessly getting to know these beautiful works of art!

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Art Appreciation Made Easy! I’ll show you how.

Many homeschool moms want to include more art appreciation in their lives, but don’t know how to begin.  Today I share several different levels of natural art appreciation that anybody can implement easily and without great expense or time needed.

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Home is Where the Art Is series

Can Young Children Really Appreciate Art?  Yes! (the Boy With Bird painting is there)

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Can young children really appreciate art? YES!

My sweet little granddaughter is only 2, and already she enjoys the Fine Art Pages on display in our bathroom.  Several months ago when she saw this Rubens work: Boy with Bird, she pointed to the curly haired child and said, “Look!  It’s me!”  She knew her hair was curly and free just like that little child in the portrait.

The other day she was looking at the same piece of art (yes, it’s still up!) and I wondered what she might say about it now, since she has been seeing it for months while visiting us.  I asked her if she liked the picture, and she pointed to it, looked at it again, smiled, and said, “Yes.  It’s beautiful!”  She pointed to the bird and smiled.  I wonder what she thinks about a child she identifies with holding a green bird on their finger!

Immediately after she talked about this painting, she turned to the other Rubens work that is near our bathroom sink, and pointed it out, asking, “What’s that?”  She was curious.  Art is interesting to her.  Her curiosity is already sparked, as a two year old.

I feel that she will know this work of art for the rest of her life.  She has a relationship with this painting.  She identified with it, connected with it, appreciated it.

None of the Rubens works on display are “for young children” or especially aimed for her age group. They simply offer the timeless joy and beauty that all fine art does. I believe that the human soul appreciates and even longs for truth, beauty, and goodness. When we see an inspiring work of art, when our hearts are thrilled by the sound of well-crafted music, when we hear a poem that reaches a part of us that we didn’t know existed, that’s IT. And young children have this in them as well.

Art is a language that can be understood by everyone, without regard for age, education, intelligence, or social status. Let your children feast on a lavish buffet of great art, beautiful music, rich language, and creativity! These things bring an intangible, innate value to each and every person that comes into contact with them, and can be brought into your home life so easily with the resources I’ve created for you at Enrichment Studies! Knowing the difference these things have made in my life and for my family inspires me to keep sharing these things with you.

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Til next time,
Erica 



The Art of E. A. Hornel

Edward Atkinson Hornel was a Scottish painter in the late 1800s/early 1900s that specialized in works depicting children in nature. This beautiful new collection includes ten of his works that feature girls from Japan, Burma, and Sri Lanka, among others. For families that desire to expose their children to more diversity in art, this is a wonderful collection to become familiar with. Hornel also has a very unique style of art that kids really respond to. His bold use of texture and many dashes of color is a technique that children can appreciate and try on their own!  You can purchase this collection here.

 



Berthe Morisot Fine Art Pages

Fans of Impressionist art are going to be thrilled to see our new collection of works by famous French painter Berthe Morisot!  Her timeless works are beloved around the world, and I trust your family will enjoy getting familiar with these paintings as well.

This month you can get this collection for FREE if you are a Subscriber Perks Member.  Simply sign up to the right, or click here, and I’ll send you your coupon code right away!  You’ll also receive my ebooklet How to Use Fine Art Pages in Your Home, which will help you get started with my best ideas right away.



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