Saturday, October 29, 2011

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


RESOURCES:

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










           Download PDF (free 9 pages)




  • 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.


Visit the School Room for other fine arts studies and more CM ideas.





Thanks for Stopping By,

~Allison

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