Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel are so amazing, it is impossible to take it all in at once.
|portion, Creation of Adam, Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo|
I decided that we would look at just a portion of it this time, and this one I cropped down for modesty reasons. Even this portion is enough to examine to see the incredible power and beauty of his work.
Or, even this portion.
We also read some about the artist and put him on our timeline.
And for our art activity, we decided to do the old standard activity of painting under the table to get a sense of the difficult conditions under which he painted these incredible paintings.
They loved this activity so much they have spent the whole afternoon painting.
James remarked that it was hard to do, but Quentin seemed to be inspired by it, completing picture after picture.
In fact, they are still there painting.
|Quentin's Tomb of Jesus|
|Quentin's Calgary Hill|
|James' Inside Church|
|Quentin's Creation of Adam|
|Quentin's Lord over the Earth|
|Quentin's The King of Kings|
|Quentin's The Annunciation|
The older boys watched The Agony and the Ecstasy.