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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Giotto Bondone

Today at Classical Conversations, we learned about the artist Giotto Bondone. He made paint from egg yolks and water mixed with crushed minerals, berries and even bugs! He was also one of the first artists skilled in making thing look life-like due to his skill in 3-dimensional art. He began life as a shepherd boy tending sheep for his father but after a meeting with the artist Ciambue, his father was convinced to let him study art.

Here are some shots of Drew's class, which I tutor, using the egg paint we made. We crushed colored chalk as our "minerals" and mixed it with an egg yolk wash.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I did this with the CCH kids when I taught the Art & Artists class (I think I had Sophie in the class). The "paint" was kinda stinky, as I recall!