Cut the pictures out and display one masterpiece per week. Once a week, quickly review all the previous masterpieces and who painted them.
Do an internet search to find the answers to these questions:
- Where was the painter from?
- What did he or she like to paint?
- What other famous people lived at the same time?
- Where is the original art work now?
- Map a lapbook or scrap book of famous art masterpieces studied.
- Make a map of places artists lived and studied.
- Do a timeline of famous painters.
- Compare types of materials: watercolors vs. oil paints.
Here are some other questions to consider when studying an art masterpiece:
- What special features make this painting famous?
- What does the painting tell you about the artist's culture?
- Study the details of the painting for five minutes. What details can you list afterwards?
Using crayons, try to make a copy of the art piece. Then try it with oil paints or whatever medium the artist used.
See how many times in a year any one in your family notices any of the masterpieces (or take-offs on it) in public.
Do a six week theme on one artist from one booklet.
More Ideas for Art Masterpieces
Art Masterpiece Mysteries
Here is a fun way to really check out the details of famous paintings. The Art Masterpiece Mysteries
has you compare two different copies of famous paintings to find the differences.