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Stories Pictures Tell Book One   By: (1880-)

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STORIES PICTURES TELL

BOOK ONE

By FLORA L. CARPENTER Instructor in drawing in Waite High School, Toledo, Ohio

Illustrated with Half Tones from Original Photographs

RAND McNALLY & COMPANY CHICAGO NEW YORK

Copyright, 1918 BY RAND MCNALLY & CO.

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THE CONTENTS

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER PAGE

"Feeding Her Birds" Millet 1

"Children of Charles I" Van Dyck 10

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, AND JANUARY

"Four Little Scamps Are We" Adam 21

"Madonna of the Chair" Raphael 27

FEBRUARY AND MARCH

"Miss Bowles" Reynolds 35

"Two Mothers and Their Families" Elizabeth Bouguereau 42

APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE

"Can't You Talk?" Holmes 48

Review of Pictures and Artists Studied

The Suggestions to Teachers 53

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 are planned for the usual drawing period of from twenty to thirty minutes, and have been given in that time successfully.

FLORA L. CARPENTER

[Illustration: FEEDING HER BIRDS]

STORIES PICTURES TELL

FEEDING HER BIRDS

=Original Picture:= Lille Museum, Lille, France. =Artist:= Jean François Millet (zhäN fräN´swä´´ m[=e]´l[)e]´´). =Birthplace:= Gruchy, France. =Dates:= Born, 1814; died, 1875.

=Questions to arouse interest.= What do you see in this picture? What are the children doing? Where do they live? On what are they sitting? Whom can you see behind the house? What is he doing? What do you think the children were doing before their mother called them? why? What does the hen expect? What else do you see in the picture? What time of day do you think it is? Why is this picture called "Feeding Her Birds"? How many like it? why?

=The story of the picture.= In a tiny white cottage in a little village in France, lived a painter with his wife and nine children. This painter's name was Jean François Millet, and although quite poor his was a very happy family. Nearly every morning the father worked hard in his garden behind the house, and every afternoon in a queer little old room he called his studio. Here he painted beautiful pictures of places and people he saw and loved. Almost all of his pictures are of the country and of people who worked, because he knew most about them and because he loved them best.

Sometimes he finished his work in the garden very early, and then he was glad, for he liked better to paint than to do anything else in the world.

One day when he looked out through the window of his studio he saw a much prettier picture than the one he was painting. He saw three of his children sitting in a row on the doorstep, while the mother fed broth to each of them in turn from a wooden spoon... Continue reading book >>




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