Tuesday, October 02, 2007

A Fresco of Saint Francis

The Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi is this week.

I tidied my homeschooling cupboard on the weekend and found a cool art book - "A Work of Art." Prints of different artworks, artist info, activities for follow up.

The first artist is Giotto di Bondone, and the book depicts some of the fresco of the life of St Francis. We are praying a novena to St Francis and intend to attend Mass for this feast, this week. It was quite fitting ( serendipitous) to find this art.

There has been some debate as to whether it actually was Giotto who painted these frescoes . Giotto did, however, paint the interior of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.
Alexander, Thomas and Anthony worked on their own mini fresco this morning, using chalks and coloured paper and water colour pencils. And the ideas from the book.
Oh, and Alexander passed his written driver's test this morning, before we attempted our artwork, on the Feast of the Guardian Angels! So, he is now an official Learner Driver. :-)


Jennifer said...

I've chosen Giotto for October's Artist too! I found a great book by Madeleine L'Engle called The Glorious Impossible featuring frescoes from the Scrovegni Chapel.

Leonie said...

I'll look out for that book - thanks!

Cindy said...

Congrats Alexander!

I love Giotto... and frescos. Great idea!

Leonie said...

I'll pass the congrats onto Alexander - and frescoes are lovely, aren't they?

Surprised by Joy said...

Very cool idea! I think we will copy you.


Leonie said...

Have fun!