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The general feeling about Jacopo Robusti is perhaps summed up by Giorgio Vasari in his “Lives.” “He is a great lover of the arts,” says our gossip; “he delights in playing on various musical instruments; he is a very agreeable person, but as far as painting is concerned he has the most capricious hand, and [...]Continue Reading →
The author of this book asks a good question – why do all the great painters we study have to be men?
Answer – they don’t!
There is room in the garden of art for flowers of every kind and for butterflies and birds of every species; and why should anyone complain because a daisy [...]Continue Reading →
Dressing with the same large, leisurely gestures as characterized him in everything, Walt Whitman was presently attired in his invariable suit of grey: and by the time the clock touched half-past seven, he was seated in the verandah, comfortably inhaling the sweet, fresh morning air, and quite ready for his simple breakfast.
Read about [...]Continue Reading →
Here is another great “day in the life” book, this time featuring a composer.
Read about Tschaikovsky as if you were there in his home, experiencing his life!
Tschaikovsky, rousing himself with difficulty from the heavy, almost lethargic sleep of exhaustion into which he nightly falls, gathers his wits together and restores his [...]Continue Reading →
Have you ever wanted to use a hymn or Christian song for a performance, book, or other endeavor but were unsure about it’s copyright?
One way to find music that you can freely use is to look for public domain books and hymnals.
I will share with you a few of the song books [...]Continue Reading →
If you could give your students a glimpse into the lives of some of the greatest poets and play-writes that ever lived, they might gain a deeper appreciation for the work such men and women created.
Most children’s books about Shakespeare are a retelling of his plays. This book, [...]Continue Reading →
The two volumes in the set of A History of Art in Ancient Egypt are chock-full of great information and images to use in your studies!
These would be great for an older student to read as part of an art-study, humanities credit, or ancient civilizations.
A collection of dramatic stories that can be read out loud by one person or can be acted out in a play or other form.
Some of the titles include:
The Woodcutter And The Fairy Seeing The World The Stone of Gratitude The Rich Man’s Guest
A perusal of this little volume will show that it is far from exhaustive of the topics treated. It is largely a book of suggestion. If it stimulates the child to new investigations and experiments along similar lines; if it reinforces the spirit of brotherly kindness in the home; or if it helps to solve [...]Continue Reading →