Following Charlotte Mason’s approach, we have continued to look at and enjoy a famous artist and his works for several weeks. This week we enjoyed more of Klimt’s amazing art.
Once again, as we did with our Klimt’s Tree of Life, I printed out outline pictures of some of his works and we sat quietly painting while we listened to music.
Kate and I both did the same picture, but each of us followed a different approach.
Kate painted hers in dazzling acrylic colors and gold,
while I studied the original painting and applied similar colors with gold paint.
Lara chose to do a Klimt picture of mother and child, and she stunned me with her beautiful technique.
Simple and beautiful, isn’t it?
Art appreciation is really do-able! Give these ideas a try!
Continuing from our previous Summer Art Klimt painting,
we painted our own versions of Klimt’s
Tree of Life
I printed out an outline picture found on Google and we both had fun painting!
Lara painted her tree “ombre” colors.
I painted my background in gold, typical, I felt, of Klimt’s style.
Here’s another Klimt Art project found on Deep Space Sparkle.
Barb has created Summer Art plans for Sketch Tuesday covering several famous artists.
She explains on Harmony Fine Arts,
“Each week I will be posting a sketch idea based on a great piece of artwork from a famous artist. I will give you a link to look at the painting online, a link to a biography or video, and a simple idea for your family to complete and then send in for the art show.”
We joined this week’s artist ~
We used Barb’s website image, but I just purchased a 2nd book The Great Artists Their Lives, works and inspiration on Klimt which we used to look at several of his works. (Parents, please note that his works include several nudes which you may encounter if you browse his art online.)
For Klimt’s “Kiss” Barb suggested,
“Fill your page with doodles, patterns, and shapes like you see in this painting. You can make a sketch of a person or landscape and then use the doodles to fill in the background, the clothing, or anything else you can think of for this assignment.”
We noted several features of his art ~
- his use of patterns,especially circles, squares and repetition.
- long, vertical lines which curve down his paintings
- the use of gold
- faces and heads very realistic, while the body is two-dimensional and flat
- his use of pointillism, very small dots of colors
Lara’s Klimt inspired art called “Fish”
My Klimt inspired “Cuddle”
Join us all in these Summer Art Plans!