Chasing Vermeer By Blue Balliett
Think About It… What is art?
Think About It… Why do people interpret art differently?
Think About It… Is there a right and wrong way to look at a piece of art?
You are going to be presented with the works of some famous artists. As you study each piece, record your response on your observation record sheet. Think about the colors the artist used, the theme of the paintings, the style in which they were painted, etc.
Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa
Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night
Vincent Van Gogh Self-Portrait
Pablo Picasso DoraMarr with Cat Hand
Claude Monet Water Lily Pond
Rembrandt Anatomy Lesson
Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring
Johannes Vermeer A Lady Writing
Johannes Vermeer The Geographer
Gustave Callebotte Rainy Day
Gustave Callebotte Oarsman
David Hockney Garrowby Hill
David Hockney The Bay From the Mountains
Some of these artists are mentioned in Blue Balliett’sChasing Vermeer. Think back to their artwork when you hear their names presented in the book. • Discuss which artists’ style you prefer and why. Be specific in your explanation.