Picture Study with Photography
These are picture studies we did in our homeschool of Mary Cassatt and Norman Rockwell. Of all the picture studies we have done, photography has been the most fun. It seems to cement the image in our minds. Both my girls came up with their own props and had very little advice from me other than positioning. We all really had to study the paintings. And then I had to get out of the way and just start taking pictures. 🙂
Mary Cassatt (1882) Susan on a Balcony Holding a Dog
Mary Cassatt (1878) Little Girl in a Blue Armchair
Mary Cassatt (1902) Young Mother Sewing
Mary Cassatt (1886) Girl Arranging Her Hair
Mary Cassatt (1880) Woman Reading in a Garden
Norman Rockwell (1954) Girl in the Mirror
Norman Rockwell (1947) The Babysitter
Norman Rockwell (1953) Girl with Black Eye
Norman Rockwell Losing The Game
Not all art is conducive to this kind of picture study but look for the opportunity. My girls will never forget doing these.
Oh! If she were only talking about me!…..