Do You Want to Know The Real Meaning of Art? Just Ask a Bunch of 10 Year Olds

 

A group of 10 year olds were asked to explain the meaning of 6 the most famous art works of all time. Here’s what they said:

Claude Monet [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Monet – Water Lillies and Japanese Bridge
  • The artist is trying to say that normal gardens can be right but just need a bit of work
  • A motorway for fish
  • A rather slimy pond
Leonardo da Vinci - The Last Supper
Leonardo da Vinci – The Last Supper
  • Jesus is at a party where people are drinking and making bad decisions and he is sorting them out
  • It looks like God is having a feast with friends
  • Jesus is having a picnic
Van Gogh - Starry Night
Van Gogh – Starry Night
  • Bethlehem with a tree tower in the galaxy
  • You can see anything how you want to, you just have to imagine
  • The Gods have come out in the night
Monet - Cathedral de Rouen
Monet – Cathedral de Rouen
  • It is saying that the ruler of the planet must live here
  • Looks like a church made of triangles.
El Greco - Toledo
El Greco – Toledo
  • A magical land is in trouble and it is sad
  • To say that people are not equal makes the Gods angry
  • It’s astronomy night, my lad.
Rembrandt- The nightwatch
Rembrandt- The nightwatch
  • Fighting in Tudor times with Tinkerbell
  • There was a war but there was a tea afterwards
  • People fight over girls

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Always Paint a Direct Sketch from Nature Every Day

Jean-Léon Gérôme
Jean-Léon Gérôme

When you draw, form is the important thing. But in painting the first thing is to look for the general impression of colour.  Always paint a direct sketch from nature every day – Jean-Léon Gérôme