So many truths flow from this chapter. While reading it I jotted down some of the questions at the end of the chapter to answer:
1. Reasons for studying pictures: Children are put in touch with the famous artists contributions. Just like literature introduces us to the thoughts of the writer, picture study makes us acquainted with the artist.
3. Do we need to "teach" art appreciation? No, as Charlotte Mason educators we are to supply the "feast" and allow the child to be educated by his intimacies. We can guide narrations but we are careful to avoid " A flood of talk from the teacher"~ Charlotte Mason
4. Why are larger prints preferred over postcards alone? In postcard size prints many details are lost. Although children enjoy handling postcard size cards, use large reproductions when possible
9. How simple is it to include art appreciation in your homeschool? For us, this is an enjoyable part of our life. We have used picture study for the last 8 years. Our study of art has been passively offered to my students. In return, they have became "close" to certain artists and have sought out books about artists and mimicked their styles.
10. Are you interested in a particular artist's work? What is it about his painting that impress you? I love the paintings of Monet. I have many of his reproductions on display in my home.
His paintings make me feel happy and peaceful :)
What about you? How do you feel about picture study?