Cycle 1 Week 15- Angelico

Fra Angelico is well-known for his altarpieces and frescoes, his most notable being The Annunciation painted in the Convent of San Marco in Florence, Italy.  He painted several paintings on this same theme throughout his life, but this is by far his most well-known work.  To help students get a … Continue reading

Cycle 1 Week 14- Ghiberti

Ghiberti's masterpiece, dubbed the "Gates of Paradise", are beautiful relief panels adorning the doors of the Baptistry of San Giovanni in Florence.  It took over twenty years for Ghiberti to complete this project!  He first carved wax molds, then cast them in bronze, and then polished, sanded, … Continue reading

Cycle 1 Week 2- Greek Vases

The Foundations Guide suggests using Greek vases to practice mirror-image drawing, and whad'ya know!  That works perfectly for Cycle 1 and ancient civilizations.We know that the Greeks used symmetry in architecture, and we can see this same love of order and balance in their art.  Most of … Continue reading