• Charlotte Mason Art Appreciation
    Irish Art

    Art Appreciation Charlotte Mason Style

    Charlotte Mason believed a child’s “education should furnish him with whole galleries of mental pictures, pictures by great artists old and new;––…–– in fact, every child should leave school with at least a couple of hundred pictures by great masters hanging permanently in the halls of his imagination, to say nothing of great buildings, sculpture, beauty of form and colour in things he sees. Perhaps we might secure at least a hundred lovely landscapes too,––sunsets, cloudscapes, starlight nights. At any rate he should go forth well furnished because imagination has the property of magical expansion, the more it holds the more it will hold. (Vol 6: Towards a Philosophy of Education…

  • Field Trips,  Irish Art

    Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin

    I think the Hugh Lane Gallery is a great gallery to take children to in Dublin. I think it is especially good for your first visit to a gallery with children. It is much smaller than the National Gallery of Ireland, which makes it easier and less overwhelming. There are artworks by many famous international artists, ones that you will come across is you are using the Ambleside Online Art Schedule for example Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet and Auguste Renoir. There are also lots of interesting sculptures. There are paintings by well known Irish artists such as Harry Clarke, Paul Henry, Grace Henry, John Lavery, William…

  • Irish Art

    Irish Artist Study – Harry Clarke

    The first Irish artist that we studied using the Charlotte Mason method of Art Appreciation (more info on this method here) was Harry Clarke (1889 –1931) a stained-glass artist and book illustrator. This turned out to be a great first choice artist for us. The Eve of St Agnes at Hugh Lane Gallery I had seen his stained glass artwork The Eve of St Agnes at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. I would suggest this as one of the artworks to study by Harry Clarke: The Eve of St Agnes – Hugh Lane Gallery Unfortunately, the quality of the digital image is quite poor. This is a very detailed image, basically a…