Artist Study ~ November 2011 ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)  Italian Painter, Inventor/Designer, Sculptor  ~   Renaissance

Mona Lisa ~ oil on poplar panel, c.1503-1519


  • Artist Profile Pages ~ a tool I created to help organize our Charlotte Mason-style artist studies

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  • Living Books
Da Vinci (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)Getting to Know the World's Great Artists; da Vinci  |  Mike Venezia

Leonardo Da Vinci (Tell Me About...(Carolrhoda))Tell Me About Leonardo da Vinci | John Malam

Katie and the Mona Lisa (Orchard Picturebooks)Katie and the Mona Lisa | James Mayhew

NOTE:  There are so many great books available about da Vinci.  I have limited our choices to these three because, for the purposes of this study, we will focus on Leonardo's art (in the traditional sense of the word).  Our history studies this year will take us into a more in-depth study of da Vinci's other creative endeavors; engineering and science.

  • On the Web
  1. Olga's Gallery
  2. Encyclopedia Britannica

  • Images to print ~ I will hang these on our school room (dining room) wall for picture study.

Lady with an Ermine, oil on wood panel (1485)

Annunciation (1475-1480)

Ginevra de' Benci, oil on panel (c.1474-1478)

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, oil on panel (c.1510)

Female Head, earth, amber, and white lead on panel (c.1508)

The Last Supper, tempera on gesso, pitch, & mastic (1495-1498)

For more general information on   how we do artist studies visit   HERE.

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Composer Study ~ November 2011 Joesph Haydn

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Living Books/CDs

The Farewell Symphony

The Farewell Symphony | Anna Harwell Celenza

The Life and Times of Franz Joseph Haydn | Susan Zannos

The Boy Who Loved Music | David Lasker

Nature Table ~ October 2011 ~ Butterflies & Moths

Butterflies and Moths will be our Nature Table subject for October.

We are currently enjoying a wave of Monarch and other butterflies in our area as they make their way south for the winter. 

Enjoy our resources and maybe get an idea or two to make your own.

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