Art allows us to travel back in time to see American history through the artists’ eyes. What fun to study paintings to learn more about our nation’s heritage!
Each lesson gives a brief history of the artist and his style before we examine several of his paintings. Use our questions as a springboard to family discussions. The first lesson explains how to appreciate art, including exploring elements of art and principles of design.
We will look at the following artists:
- Anthony Van Dyck
- Gilbert Stuart
- John James Audubon
- Thomas Cole
- Thompkins Harrison Matteson
- Frederic Edwin Church
- Winslow Homer
- Norman Rockwell.
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