Saturday, August 11, 2012

Discovering Great Artists-Giotto di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone (1266/7 – January 8, 1337), better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance.

Giotto's masterwork is the decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, also known as the Arena Chapel, completed around 1305. This fresco cycle depicts the life of the Virgin and the life of Christ. It is regarded as one of the supreme masterpieces of the Early Renaissance

Giotto was known for his Egg Chalk Painting.

We bought chalk at Micheals, you want to use pastels if possible. It brightens the page.

Break off a pieces from the whole stick and crush in a zip lock bag to make powder.

Crushed chalk for your painting.

I used an egg carton to put the crushed chalk into.

Then I beat one egg up with two tablespoons of water to actually make the paint. Put egg mixture into chalk to finish the paint. We were wondering if Egg Chalk Paint would be glossy, and it was glossy on the paper, pretty amazing:)

D Man made a Waterfall Painting.

Ducky made a Beautiful Flower.

D Man's Finished painting.

Ducky finished painting. She really has a gift in ART!!!

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