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Continue with us as we explore fine art and famous artists this summer as part of the Summer Family Fun Series. This week, let’s have a closer look at Vincent Van Gogh. Here’s one of many of his self portraits… you’ll note that he doesn’t smile in portraits.
His biography details a lonely and short lived life but his legacy shall live on forever. Click on the image for additional facts about Vincent Van Gogh and continue below for more ways to bring this master artists to life today.
Do you remember Make Van Gogh’s Bed from last week’s Summer Family Fun article? This fun story features textures for children to touch in the artwork and features two of Van Gogh’s famous artworks: “Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Aries” and “The Starry Night”. And while speaking of touching art, here’s a free interactive “Touch Van Gogh” app to get behind the scenes in the featured painting. Below, check out the video tribute to Van Gogh – it is beautiful and showcases the lyrics for “Starry Starry Night” to honor “The Starry Night” painting and his amazing talent.
A very clever resource is Who Can Save Vincent’s Hidden Treasure? featuring a unique way for children to explore Van Gogh’s art. The book comes with a decoder, letters to his brother, Theo and map for an adventure back in time to explore Van Gogh’s world and studio.
Click here for an interactive kid-friendly informative tool. Learn about his drawings and technique. For a little nonsense fun, check out this little game. And for something a bit more engaging… try this online puzzle of “The Starry Night”.
This post was not sponsored. The ideas and opinions expressed herein are strictly mine own.
So finally, the much anticipated, much needed summertime is on its way. After such a hard winter… how are we to enjoy our summer? If your family is anything like mine, ideas have been flying around for weeks – picking strawberries, swimming at the lake, going on a picnic and yes we have a family reunion on the horizon too.
For some, school is letting out soon. For others – well weeks are left on the calendar after make-up days are calculated but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the warmer weather and the lingering daylight. To that I say…
Be sure to check out the other participating bloggers for great Block Party ideas:
Open Hands – Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Momma Lews Blog – Root Beer Ribs and more
Raising Family on A Budget – Smoked Brisket
Princess Among Superheros – Make your own Bubbles
We’re Parents – Strawberry Lemonade