We’ve had a good time studying Van Gogh. We find his paintings more fun than his life, but so be it. (Next time we study Van Gogh, I’ll try not to pair him with a tragic composer like Beethoven.) J ahs enjoyed copying his swirly backgrounds. Our friends loaned us a puzzle of the Starry Night painting, and it has been a favorite. I think they got it at the MOMA gift shop. I’m going to look for more like it.
Here are the kids’ copies of one of Van Gogh’s self-portraits. I’ll let you guess whose painting is whose. (One of these is not like the others…)