I was inspired by this painting (can't find a better image of it online, but I believe it is housed at the Miro Foundation) and this quote:
Miro, Earth and Sky (see below).So, we got out our Crayola fingerpaints, some brown wrapping paper, and got to work. The Bibliophile generally does NOT like to get messy, so this was a good challenge for him.
First we squeezed some blue paint onto the paper. You need quite a bit.
Then the Bibliophile stuck his hand in:
Here is his finished project, next to the inspiration:
We don't have a fantastic book to recommend for learning about Miro. I got this book, which honestly, we didn't read. It had way too much text for my son's age and is written in sort of an odd style for a young child. I had it set aside to take back to the library, and when I thumbed through it, I happened upon the excerpt that inspired our project.
Just the covers of these other books suggest more fun Miro-inspired projects:
I am linking this post up with Artists and Art, Tot Tuesday, Art Box, Red Ted Art, and Little Masterpieces.
Comment! Have you done any artist-inspired projects lately? What do you think of Miro?
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