Art History (Cassatt and Escher)

For Art History today we learned about Mary Cassatt and M.C. Escher. Although they did some amazing multiple view sketches, I love their "Mary Cassatt" pictures the best. Since Cassatt did beautiful paintings of mothers with children, I told my six cute students to create a colorful picture of their mother with them when they were a baby.

Luke and Mommy

luke and mommy

Isabel and Mommy

Isabel and mommy

What we learned today (May 20th)...

Mary Cassatt -1844 to 1926 - Pennsylvania -wealthy family -Impressionism (short brush strokes, bright colors) -painted in Paris, France -painted women with children -never had children of her own

M.C. Escher -1898 to 1972 -Netherlands -bad grades in school -graphic artist -sketches -symmetry -"mathematical art"

Next week we will learn about...

Edgar Degas and Norman Rockwell