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Stories Pictures Tell Book Four   By: (1880-)

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STORIES PICTURES TELL

BOOK FOUR

By

FLORA L. CARPENTER

Instructor in drawing in Waite High School, Toledo, Ohio Formerly supervisor of drawing, Bloomington, Illinois

Illustrated with Half Tones from Original Photographs

RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY

CHICAGO NEW YORK

Copyright, 1918, by RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY All rights reserved Edition of 1928

[Illustration]

Made in U. S. A.

THE CONTENTS

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER PAGE

"The Sower" Millet 1

"Highland Shepherd's Chief Mourner" Landseer 13

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, AND JANUARY

"Children of the Shell" Murillo 23

"Saved" Landseer 31

FEBRUARY AND MARCH

"Pilgrim Exiles" Boughton 43

"Dance of the Nymphs" Corot 51

APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE

"Oxen Plowing" Rosa Bonheur 63

Review of Pictures and Artists Studied

The Suggestions to Teachers 75

THE PREFACE

Art supervisors in the public schools assign picture study work in each grade, recommending the study of certain pictures by well known masters. As Supervisor of Drawing I found that the children enjoyed this work but that the teachers felt incompetent to conduct the lessons as they lacked time to look up the subject and to gather adequate material. Recourse to a great many books was necessary and often while much information could usually be found about the artist, very little was available about his pictures.

Hence I began collecting information about the pictures and preparing the lessons for the teachers just as I would give them myself to pupils of their grade.

My plan does not include many pictures during the year, as this is to be only a part of the art work and is not intended to take the place of drawing.

The lessons in this grade may be used for the usual drawing period of from twenty to thirty minutes, and have been successfully given in that time. However, the most satisfactory way of using the books is as supplementary readers, thus permitting each child to study the pictures and read the stories himself.

FLORA L. CARPENTER

[Illustration: By permission of Braun & Co., Paris and New York

THE SOWER]

STORIES PICTURES TELL

THE SOWER

=Questions to arouse interest.= What is this man doing? Why do you think so? What does he carry over his shoulder? in his bag? How does he sow the grain? What will be the result of his work? How do you think the grain will be covered? What can you see in the background? Do you think the oxen are plowing the field or covering the grain? why? What time of the day is it? What can you see in this picture to indicate that the man has been working a long time? How is he dressed? How does he wear his hat? What kind of boots is he wearing? What makes you think the ground is soft? Is the man standing still, or walking? Why do you think so? Where does he seem to be looking? Why do you think he looks ahead? What is the cause of the glow in the sky behind him? What do you think are the colors in the sky? the colors in the field? What time of the year is it? in what country? What do you like best about this picture?

=Original Picture:= Vanderbilt Collection, Metropolitan Museum, New York. =Artist:= Jean François Millet (m[=e]´l[)e]´´). =Birthplace:= Gruchy, France. =Dates:= Born, 1814; died, 1875.

=The story of the picture.= In this picture Millet has tried to tell us only a few important facts about the man and his work. It is easy to see that he is sowing grain broadcast over the field. The shadows creeping over ground and sky tell us that night is fast approaching... Continue reading book >>




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