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Have you heard of the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo? He was an Italian painter in the 1500’s. Arcimboldo art is so interesting! They all look like optical illusions are are so cool for kids! We have been studying him this term in our homeschool. We love his art.
For our art study, I printed out several of Arcimboldo’s paintings and each week we focused on one of his works of art. I laminated them. On art study day, we all studied one painting for a few minutes. Then we turn it around and take turns telling thing we remember from the painting. It is simple and fun! The kids really remember them because of the time they spend studying and discussing.
The first week of studying an artist, I always read my kids a book about the artist we are studying. We found this book at the library: Hello Fruit Face: The Paintings of Arcimboldo
One of our favorite paintings by Arcomboldo was the bowl of veggies. My 4-year-old thought it was just fantastic!! We decided for our art project we wanted to recreate this painting in our own way.
I found a whole bunch of vegetable pictures in an online search and printed them out. The kids and I cut them out and built our very own veggie bowl face! It was fun to see how the face turned out.
Pretty incredible, right?!
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