Our artist this term is Vermeer. Since he only left 35 pieces, it’s quite possible to study his entire collection in one term! Interestingly, there is no portrait of this artist and very little is known about his life. But we have his amazing art!
Here is one of Sprite’s versions with the original following.
One day for our daily art narration, we did something different. I gave Sprite an image and asked her to identify all the things in this painting that we have seen in other Vermeer works. You see the same tapestry, window, and chair over and over. It makes this artist study like a scavenger hunt of sorts! I plan to repeat this activity again later with another painting. (These pages go into Sprite’s art notebook.)
Of course, when you study Vermeer, you’ve got to do your own version of The Girl with the Pearl Earring. And here it is.
I’ve gathered our resources at Vermeer Artist Study, including coloring pages and notebooking pages.