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If you enjoy learning about different artists in your homeschool you will love this series on famous artists. There are so many wonderful artists out there that you can study, but I have picked some of our personal favorites to highlight. Studying artists and their works of art go along great with a Charlotte Mason style education, and you can also pair it up with history as well. Each week in this series we will be highlighting an artist, with free resources, printables and unit studies to give you an in depth study. This week’s artist is Michaelangelo.
Michaelangelo was another famous Italian Renaissance artist. He is great to study when you are studying this time period in history. He was a famous sculptor who is well know for his David statue, a painter, poet and architect. He is most known for his frescoe paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Michaelangelo Unit Studies and Printables:
Art Study and Art Printables:
Michaelangelo.org has the most beautiful panoramic view of the Sistine Chapel as well as full galleries of his work with tons of facts, quotes and details on his works and life. (please preview for nudity first)
Michaelangelo Gallery also has a biography, a slideshow and his complete works. (please preview for nudity first)
Here are some great books to go along with a Michaelangelo artist study:
Michelangelo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)Michelangelo (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)Stone Giant: Michelangelo’s David and How He Came to BeMichelangelo