Need a quick artist study? Van Gogh can always come to the rescue! He is such a child friendly artist to study with his bold colors and his often whimsical style. He paintings can make you happy or sad, so much to talk about.
I have on my resource shelf a set of six art postcards from Dover Publications that have been well used over our years of artist study ( only $1.99 on Amazon). We have viewed them, touched them, hung them on the wall, and copied them into our art notebooks. I highly recommend having art that your children can handle and view up close. This set of cards is a great starter set if you are just getting started with a more serious study of artists.
Which paintings are included?
- Self-Portrait in Front of an Easel (1888)
- Portrait of Patience Escalier (1888)
- La Mousme’ (1888)
- Vase with Irises (1890)
- The Bridge at Langois (1888)
- Cafe’ Terrace at Night (1888)
I have linked the paintings above for future reference.
You may wish to use the free Art Question Cards available here on Harmony Fine Arts.
Here is a free printable notebook page for you to use with your Van Gogh artist study.
If you want a more in-depth look at Van Gogh and his art, I invite you to look at my Harmony Fine Arts Mini-Unit. This is short six-week unit will bring more of Van Gogh’s amazing art to your homeschool week.
Here is an entry I did a few years ago that was written after much study and thinking on the life of Van Gogh by my sons and I: Van Gogh -Digging a Little Deeper.