Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Picture Study: Cornelius Krieghoff

Our second painter this term is Cornelius Krieghoff, who was born in the Netherlands but became one of Canada's most famous 19th-century painters.

Some resources I've found:
The National Gallery of Canada's "preview" page from an exhibition several years ago

Another preview page, which looks at his development as an artist

A page of gift-shop items based on Krieghoff's paintings (I found this amusing)
(Hey, that would be kind of a cool idea for a picture narration, wouldn't it?--Design something else inspired by Krieghoff's work. Besides a T-shirt or a Christmas card.)

Something else fun--which of these two is the real Krieghoff painting, and which is the fake?

A book I want to get from the library: Krieghoff: Images of Canada, by Dennis Reid

And not totally helpful, but a tie-in anyway (and the library has it): a CD of folk music called À la claire fontaine: Music in Krieghoff's Quebec.

4 comments:

Becky said...

Thanks, Mama S.! Some wonderful ideas to add to our Canadian Picture Studies :)

5atkins said...

I enjoyed investigating your links and especially the one where you try to determine which is real or fake.

Thanks for sharing!

Eva Atkins
www.homeschoolblogger.com/5atkins

Keri said...

Cornelius Krieghoff...I'm not familiar with that artist.
I think the folk music seems interesting!
p.s.
Just checked my library online...
nothing of his shows up!
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Keri

Kris said...

Thank you for this great artist! I like incorporating art study with our world geography so learning about this artist is a wonderful tidbit. A great collection of links.

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