Here are Ten of My Favorite Paintings (and it was hard to do just 10!)
Please follow this link to https://jeanmatthewhall.com/art-and-children/ to my guest post about how Art Benefits Children Cognitively, Socially, and Physically on Jean Matthew Hall’s blog, then come back here and look at ten of my favorite paintings and try some of the activities I suggest with your children.
The Lindisfarne Gospel, c. AD 700, made at the Lindisfarne Priory on Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off England’s northeast coast, the British Library, London
The Arnolfini Portrait, Jan van Eyck, 1434, National Gallery, London
Puppy Playing with a Pheasant Feather, c. 1499, Yi Om, Korean, Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Hare, Albrecht Durer, 1502, Albertina, Vienna
The Philosopher in Meditation, 1632, Rembrandt, The Louvre, Paris
The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, 1658, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Oxbow, The Connecticut River near Northhampton, 1836, Thomas Cole, Metropolitan
Museum of Art, NYC
Children on a Beach, 1884, Mary Cassatt, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Rouen Cathedral, 1892-1893, Claude Monet, Rouen Museum, Rouen, France
Moonlight, Wood Island Light,1894, Winslow Homer, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
This last one by Winslow Homer was painted in Maine–near where I grew up.
What are some of your favorite paintings?