It is possible to introduce a child to art from the very young age. Attend exhibitions, galleries, museums. Art is a great helper in the development of imagination. Especially the paintings.
We have prepared some facts about popular paintings that you can tell children. This information will help you answer children's questions. By the way, before you tell your baby about a particular picture, ask him what he personally sees on it. You can come up with a story together. This is an effective exercise for the development of imagination.
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Leonardo da Vinci. Mona lisa
- It is believed that the picture depicts Lisa Gerardi, the spouse of a merchant from Florence. According to another version of the picture shows the mother of the artist. There is another option - Leonardo painted himself only in a woman's appearance.
- In the picture a woman is depicted without eyebrows.In the 14-15th century it was decided to remove the hair on the forehead and eyebrows. People believed that without the "extra" hair, the face becomes more open and beautiful.
- In the eyes of Mona Lisa, the artist painted numbers and letters. They can not be seen with the naked eye.
- The most important secret of the painting is "the smile of Gioconda". Although some art critics believe that the woman in the picture does not smile at all and this is just an optical illusion because of the shadows. But so far, researchers have not come to a single conclusion.
Rembrandt Harmens van Rhine. The night Watch
- The artist, by request, painted the rifle company of the civic militia of the Netherlands. But it depicts 16 people who are not related to the company.
- This picture is very large - more than 4 meters wide and more than 3 meters high. And this is despite the fact that several of its parts were lost.
- The painting depicts two bright "glowing" people - Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburgh and a girl in a golden dress. According to one version, the girl is a mascot of the company. The researchers came to this conclusion after examining all the details: a pistol, a bird, a horn for wine. These are symbols of musketeers.
- And although the picture is called "Night Watch", the action takes place during the day.The image darkened because of the soot that had accumulated on it for a long time.
- With this painting, Rembrandt violated the canons of painting, depicting people on the canvas on the canvas, not static figures.
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Claude Monet. Poppy Field near Argenteuil
- The artist painted his wife and son.
- The peculiarity of the picture is a sense of movement. Monet seemed to capture the figures as they walked along the path to the field with poppies. For the same effect, the artist added two more subtle figures to the canvas.
- Monet painted blue cobalt, blue lapis lazuli, white with the addition of yellow ocher, green cobalt, red and yellow cadmium.
Van Gogh. Sunflowers
- The artist believed that sunflowers symbolize gratitude, friendship and joy. He painted these flowers more than 10 times. But the picture with 14 sunflowers has become one of the most expensive in the world.
- The picture is drawn by the "impasto" technique. It implies a very thick overlay of paints. And it can be seen in the picture with the naked eye.
- It is believed that Van Gogh was very fond of yellow color, so in some of his paintings a lot of yellow shades.But according to another version, the abundance of this color is caused by the fact that the artist took medications for epilepsy. They imposed such an "effect" on his perception of the world.
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Salvador Dali. The Persistence of Memory
- The artist painted this picture the second time. Dali had an unfinished canvas with an olive on a background of mountains. He decided to finish it in the summer, when he saw Camembert cheese melting from the sun. He saw what he saw in the form of a melted pocket watch.
- There are a lot of symbols in the picture. Thus, the melting clock symbolizes the inconstancy of time, and the olive is a symbol of ancient Greece, the culture of which was to the artist's soul. In the picture, the tree is dry, since Dali believed that the culture of this country was almost forgotten. Through the image of the Dali desert conveyed the spiritual emptiness that overwhelmed him at that moment.
- A human face is visible on the canvas (where eyelashes are visible). This is a self-portrait of the artist.
- The main idea of the picture is the experience of people about time and memory.
Now you know what to tell a child about the most famous pictures of the world.