Art to children: portal Arthive opened a special section

Art for children and children in art: a new thematic project has been launched in Arthive.On each page Arthive is a banner, clicking on which takes you to the thematic page.
In the new section “Art for Children” we present:
- a selection of pictures that are great to look at children and adults
- tips on how best to present art to children
- stories about paintings and artists
- “Children's art history": statements by young experts about famous works of art
- tests that should be taken along with the children. Now - a brief digest of heading materials.


New wallpaper "decorated" with paintings that are cleaner than the walls of ancient caves? Wonderful! Drawing - the foundation of the creative development of the child, and the arguments in favor of this lesson - a great many. Among them - and psychological nuances, and striking examples of the great achievements of the masters, from Michelangelo to Serov and Dali. So, where it all begins - read in our publication "10 reasons to teach a child to draw."Pablo Picasso created the Yellow Picadore at the age of 8. Read also:
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Children's art history

Children do not read critics and do not follow the auction records. Children just may like or dislike the picture, they are amused, amazed or perplexed by these or other details and objects. One of the headings of our new project is “Children's Art History”. The principle is simple: we show the child the work of a famous artist and ask him to tell him what he thinks. And then we share this opinion with you.In the picture Vasnetsov "Three heroes", according to the young connoisseur of art - not enough tank!The parable of the prodigal son? Yes. And the child “... it is interesting what happens in the dark. It seemed to me that here (showing in the upper right corner) a large flock of bats had gathered. ”Every week in Arthive there is a new publication of the rubric. Statements of children about the paintings of famous artists are collected under the hashtag # # child-art-study.


This artist is always in search of a suitable nature. The artist-parent in this regard is easier: a suitable person runs around. Everything runs and runs ... But if only I ran! All strives to unscrew something, break off, unscrew or break. Therefore, the artist says to his child in nature: "Sit quietly for at least half an hour!" And he clutches at paints, pencils, pastels. Pastels (from Lat. Pasta - dough) - materials, in the form of crayons, used in painting and graphics. May be waxed, dry and oily. Dry pastel involves the use of the method of shading, with which you can achieve soft color transitions. In addition, there are solid pastels for drawing and soft for juicy large strokes. The image is applied on a textured surface that can hold the pigment: velvet, pastel and emery or tinted paper for watercolor. Previously, the wizard painted even suede. The only negative - the ability to crumble. Therefore, after completing the work, the picture is fixed with a special material or ordinary hairspray. The name of the colors comes from the name of the technique "a pastello", used by Italian artists of the sixteenth century. Two centuries later, this trend was picked up in France. Artists, first of all, appreciated the speed and ease of writing paintings using pastels. She used Degas, extensively applying paint to the surface, and then - steaming, which made the material pliable for feathering with your fingers. Read further, and create, create ... Arthive suggests passing an entertaining test and see if you can correctly identify couples: portraitist - child?Children's drawing or museum masterpiece? Sometimes they are very difficult to distinguish. And you can accurately determine which of the paintings have already taken place in the museum, and which is still stored in the home treasure folder? Children's drawings for this fun test were provided by members of the Arthive team.

Collections of pictures

Arthive contains thousands of paintings by famous artists that are conveniently collected in thematic collections. The circus and Christmas tales, the famous “ABC” by Alexander Benois, toys, children of Renoir - the work of famous artists and illustrators will delight the whole family!City scenes. Before Christmas, Winchester Anton Peak, 1960sABC. Street hurricaneAlexander Nikolaevich Benoit1904Circus Georges Sera 1891, 185 × 152.5 cmJean draws Pierre Auguste Renoir1901LisbetKarl LarssonIn the “Art for children” section, we also collect materials that it will be interesting for adults to read and children to look at: “freshly sowed” parents will be able to comment on the illustrations, find out the opinion of their children.
We are establishing dialogues about art and are awaiting new materials: much is already in work, from the continuation of the Toy Story, new collections and tests to interviews with children's psychologists and illustrators. Come back in more often, it will be interesting! The main illustration, the symbol of the rubric is the painting “A Laughing Boy” by Franz Hals (1625, detail) Arthive: read us in the Telegram and look in Instagram