Picture Studies; Studies of One Hundred Five of the World's Famous Pictures Best Adapted for Use in the Schools and for Schoolroom Decoration

Picture Studies; Studies of One Hundred Five of the World's Famous Pictures Best Adapted for Use in the Schools and for Schoolroom Decoration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...in her knitting. There is a sense of perfect stillness in the air, as the calm silence of the fields. Notice how the earth seems to stretch far away until at last it seems to meet the sky. Other pictures painted by this artist are: The Sower; The Angelus; The Gleaners; Feeding Her Birds; The First Step. EXERCISES Who painted "The Knitting Shepherdess"? Tell all you can of Millet's life. What is the shepherdess doing? Do you think it is difficult for her to watch her sheep and knit at the same time? What tells you how long she has had her sheep out? What time of day do you think it is? Why? How does her faithful dog help her? What impressions do you get from the picture? Why do you think so many persons like this picture? This series of Picture Studies includes a hundred studies of the world's famous pictures best adapted for use in the schools and for schoolroom decoration. THE UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING COMPANY Chicago and Lincoln JEAN BAPTISTE CAMILLE COROT Corot was born in Paris on July 26, 1796. His father was a poor shop-keeper of peasant descent, who sold ribbons and laces. At the age of ten, Corot was sent to a boarding school at Rouen. After he returned to Paris, his father bought a country house on the outskirts of the city.-Here the boy would" sit half the night, gazing out thru his window at the sky, the water, and the fantastic shadows cast by the great trees. At an early age Corot was made apprentice in a clothshop, where he worked for eight years. Finally, however, he gained courage enough to state his ambition to his father. He was met with no particular remonstrance but was warned that he would receive only enough money to keep him from starving. Corot gladly agreed to these terms and began his new work...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971086
  • 9781236971081