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Lavishly illustrated with thousands of full-color photographs, this family-oriented artwork source introduces teenagers to greater than 50 nice artists and their paintings, with corresponding actions and explorations that motivate creative improvement, concentrated taking a look, and inventive writing. This treasure trove of art from the nationwide Gallery of artwork comprises, between others, works by way of Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck shut, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a variety of inventive kinds and methods. Written by way of museum educators with a long time of hands-on adventure in either art-making actions and making paintings relatable to childrens, the actions comprise sculpting a clay determine encouraged through Edgar Degas; drawing an item from contact on my own, encouraged by way of Joan Miro's event as an paintings scholar; portray a double-sided portrait with one facet reflecting actual characteristics and the opposite facet character characteristics, encouraged through Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and making a tale in accordance with a Mary Cassatt portray. Educators, homeschoolers, and households alike will locate their creativity sparked by means of this artwork extravaganza.

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Bellows’ use of expressive brushstrokes adds to the energy of the scene. 3 Construction Zone In the early twentieth century, New York was changing into a metropolis with vast building projects that included new bridges and skyscrapers. Construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station took place from 1906 to 1910. This complex endeavor required tearing down entire blocks of old buildings, digging giant pits, and boring several sets of large tunnels under the Hudson and East rivers. The energy, drama, and scope of the engineering project fascinated Bellows, and he began a series of paintings to study construction scenes by day and night, in summer and winter.

Around 1632 he moved from Leiden to Amsterdam, where citizens of all incomes — from humble craftsmen to wealthy businessmen — bought art objects. In the seventeenth century, Holland was a powerful nation made rich by trading. Amsterdam was the busiest port city in Europe, and its markets sold fabrics, spices, flowers, fish, and cheese. This period in the nation’s history, when art, philosophy, literature, and the sciences flourished, is often called the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt quickly became one of the leading artists in the city.

Along with many of the Ashcan School artists, Bellows was concerned about the social issues of his time, including poverty and the way large building projects changed neighborhoods. Write a headline Write a news story headline (for a newspaper, magazine, or website) for each of the paintings by Bellows in this section. Summarize the main idea of each picture in an interesting way to catch people’s attention. Be a sketch reporter George Bellows, The Lone Tenement, 1909, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Chester Dale Collection Capturing Urban Life The Lone Tenement is set under the Queensboro Bridge, which was completed in 1909 to connect the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.

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