“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.” ~William Morris
I published my first Braggy Mom Alert: An Homage to My Little Artist a while back showcasing my son’s artwork from years of lessons. Today, I’m gushy proud again to share part II with new pieces created within the last few years.
The point of these homage posts (aside from seeing my son’s face light up each time one of you leaves a complimentary comment), is to share the wonder and importance of children’s art with the Babble audience.
There are so many things we can do as parents to promote an appreciation of art. Trips to museums and libraries, involvement in community art instruction, and Disney Family’s tips for Encouraging Your Child to be Creative Through Art are wonderful ways to encourage our budding young artists.
With a little creative inspiration, our kids can go far!
Created December 2009 1 of 21"Art is the signature of civilizations."
Created January 2010 2 of 21"When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art."
Created February 2010 3 of 21"It takes a very long time to become young."
Created February 2010 4 of 21"Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to create."
Created May 2010 5 of 21"To create one's own world in any of the arts takes courage."
Created June 2010 6 of 21"Art doesn't transform. It just plain forms."
~ Roy Lichtenstein
Created August 2010 7 of 21"I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it."
Created January 2011 8 of 21"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
Created January 2011 9 of 21"The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools."
Created March 2011 10 of 21"Painting is easy for those that do not know how, but very difficult for those that do!"
Created May 2011 11 of 21"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
Created July 2011 12 of 21"The painting has a life of its own."
Created July 2011 13 of 21"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."
~ Pablo Picasso
Created September 2011 14 of 21"I believe it is impossible to make sense of life in this world except through art."
Created October 2011 15 of 21"Great art picks up where nature ends."
Created November 2011 16 of 21"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
~Henry Ward Beecher
Created December 2011 17 of 21"Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing."
Created January 2012 18 of 21"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
Created January 2012 19 of 21"Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life."
Created January 2012 20 of 21"I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say 'he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.'"
~Vincent Van Gogh
Created February 2012 21 of 21"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. "
How do you encourage your little artist?
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