Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Botticelli's Primavera

On Monday, we examined (a modest detail of) Primavera by Sandro Botticelli. I had planned to read aloud from Vasari's Life of Sandro Botticelli and let the kids simply look at the painting online, but they couldn't stop talking about "the lady" long enough for me to read! Finally, Triss and Mariel asked if they could draw their versions. I put away the biography and said, sure.

Triss sketched the dress and the hands. "How does he do it!" she said.

Botticelli's Primavera (Triss)

Mariel's sketch emphasized the head, neck and face:

Botticelli's Primavera (Mariel)

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