Simple Beauty for January

In Simple Beauty for January, expect to learn something new about Albrecht Dürer, meet Arcangelo Corelli, learn about India, read more fables, learn the words and story of Of The Father’s Love Begotten, and explore the different fibers available in your home.

Simple Beauty for December

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for December, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Israel and the delights of Advent.

Giotto di Bondone

Biography:  Giotto was only nine years old when the painter Cimabue found him drawing pictures of sheep on the rock wall of a pasture.  After some discussion with Giotto’s father, Cimabue took Giotto home with him as an apprentice. Giotto bloomed as an artist in his own right in Cimabue’s studios, and then he left … Continue reading Giotto di Bondone

Fra Angelico 1385-1455

Biography Fra Angelico was born just a hundred years after Giotto in a nearby village. His parents called him Guido, and that was his name until he joined the Order of Dominican monks at a nearby convent. From that time until his death, he was known as Frate Giovanni (Brother John). Today, he is known … Continue reading Fra Angelico 1385-1455

Jan Van Eyck (1395-1441)

Picture Study is simple. Look at the picture with your children for a few minutes, and then talk about what you saw. Try to remember as much about the piece as you can. Enjoy the beauty of it. Art is not a chore; it’s a pleasure. Beginning our Ancient Beauty theme, we’ve chosen some pieces … Continue reading Jan Van Eyck (1395-1441)

Simple Beauty for October 2021

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Greece and the Fables of Aesop.

Simple Beauty for September 2021

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for September, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Egypt and the Fables of Aesop.

Lorenzo Ghiberti

Picture Study is simple. Look at the picture with your children for a few minutes and then talk about what you saw. Try to remember as much about the piece as you can. Enjoy the beauty of it. Art is not a chore; it’s a pleasure. Beginning our Ancient Beauty theme, we’ve chosen some pieces … Continue reading Lorenzo Ghiberti