Children and Art


Here is a wonderful post on children and art from the excellent teacher, Jennie!

A Teacher's Reflections

Today we begin our month-long journey of creating masterpieces for our annual Art Show.

“It took me a lifetime to learn to draw like a child.” -Picasso-

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” -Monet-

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” 
-van Gogh-

“Color is a power that directly influences the soul.  Color is the keyboard.  The artist is the hand that plays.”  -Kandinsky-

“There are flowers for those who want to see them.”  -Matisse-


P.S.  There really is a red house in Starry Night.  Thank you, Snoopy.  And thank you, Liam, for pointing this out to me years ago when you were four years old.  I never saw it, but you did.  Children catch far more than we do.

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7 thoughts on “Children and Art

  1. Jennie, I have missed this post first time around. It is so beautiful both in ideas and painting. Never thought of the little red house.
    The quotes I have now saved.

    Charles, thank you for posting this and highlight it.


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  2. “Art should astonish, transmute, transfix. One must work at the tissue between truth and paranoia.” ~Brett Whiteley Australian avant-garde artist

    “The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Picasso is the reason I paint. He is the father figure, who gave me the wish to paint.” ~ Frances Bacon. Irish-British figurative painter

    “If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” ~ Michelangelo Italian Renaissance painter.

    “I shut my eyes in order to see.” ~ Paul Gauguin, A French painter Post-Impressionism artist

    “There is a logic of colours, and it is with this alone, and not with the logic of the brain, that the painter should conform.” ~ Paul Cezanne French Artist, Post-Impressionism

    “A painting is never finished — it simply stops in interesting places.”
    ~ Paul Gardner Scottish painter – Eastern Philosophy

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