Reading the Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola

I just started reading A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning
written by Karen Andreola. Being the art teacher and artist that I am, I skipped immediately from the end of Chapter One to Chapter Twenty-Five on “Picture Study”.  I found this chapter to be very interesting.

When I taught in public school I tried to give my students every opportunity to see artwork by as many artists as possible. I remember being very proud when we went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and some of my students excitedly ran to tell me they recognized many of the pieces of artwork.

Karen Andreola gives some basic rules for picture study which can be done by most anyone. I am not going to get into all the rules in this post. I have one thing I want my readers to help me out with.

The author gave a list of artists that she felt were worthy of study. Her list includes many great artists from the past. Out of curiosity, I am making a list of most of the artists mentioned and placing them in a poll. I would love to know which artists are your favorites for picture study.

So can you help me out and answer the poll? You can chose only three of the eleven artists mentioned. So, homeschool parents, teachers and students please take a minute to share your favorites. If you want to add an artist place their name in the comments section.

Also, please share any picture study ideas, success stories, etc for us all to learn from. I know many of you out there are very well versed in picture study.We want to pick your brain.

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