Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Just wanted to announce that there is a new baby in our household. Little Golf made her appearance very recently, and weighed 8 lbs 8 oz.

As can be imagined, it has been very busy in our household. The computer has been relegated to the background for a while.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Artist Index

*Updated 07 Dec 10*

As mentioned in other posts, I recommend at first starting picture study by picking artists with pictures you feel might interest your children, and then continuing to other artists work - possibly following the lists from Ambleside Online or other sites. I also provided a few online museum websites to find pictures you can use.

I'm adding in the links to the Ambleside Picture Study groups as a great place to get pictures. Thanks so much for the wonderful people who have provided that resource to us!

Sites in Index

The Year 0 site (an unofficial AO site, great no matter which year you are in)

AO 8.5x11 format A - (1999-2008 rotations)
AO 8.5x11 format B - (2009 + rotations)

(same pictures in other sizes)

Angela Zimmerman's Version of AO selections - an unofficial (I think) site - has all the selections for a year in one pdf. Note that the naming of the files vary, and may have more than one artist in a file, so you do have to look carefully. In index - denoted by (AZ)

Non AO Websites

How to use the index
Here is a list of the artists that currently are on these sites. This is subject to change. This list is alphabetized by the last name.

  • The numbers at the end indicate the official AO sites. They indicate which year it was used, to help you find them on the sites.
  • Year 0 means the unofficial year 0 site.
  • (AZ) means Angela Zimmerman's site.
  • (N1), (N2) etc. means a non-AO site, as listed above.

If an artist has been done more than one year, or is in more than one site, check all locations, as there maybe different pictures and resources, or the quality may vary. If you don't know what the artist's style looks like, I would download the file from Angela's (AZ) site first, as you can quickly see several pictures. (Or you could do a search in google images to see a sampling of thumbnails.) This can help you decide if you do want to do that artist.


  • Robert Bateman [Canadian] - Note - pictures will still be copy protected. Sites given are to give ideas of what his pictures are like. You will probably need to find a book, or just look at the pictures online! (N1)
  • Giotto di Bondone (04/05), (AZ)
  • Alessandro Botticelli (00/01), (08/09), (AZ)
  • Pieter Bruengel the Elder (06/07), (AZ)
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti (05/06), (AZ)

  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravagio (99/00), (10/11), (AZ 2 files)
  • Mary Cassatt (Year 0), (04/05), (AZ)
  • Paul Cezanne (01/02), (AZ)
  • Frederick Edwin Church (02/03), (AZ)
  • Thomas Cole (02/03), (AZ)
  • John Singleton Copley (02/03), (AZ)
  • Camille Corot (03/04), (AZ)
  • Gustave Courbet (03/04), (AZ)
  • Jasper Francis Cropsey (02/03), (AZ)
  • Michelangelo Merisi da Caravagio (99/00), (AZ)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (07/08), (AZ)
  • Jacques-Louis David (03/04), (AZ)
  • Pieter de Hooch (01/02), (AZ)
  • Edgar Degas (02/03), (AZ)
  • Andrea del Verrocchio (00/01), (AZ)
  • Eugene Delacroix (00/01), (10/11 *not there as of 7 Dec 2010, but should be there soon), (AZ - 2 files)
  • Giotto di Bondone (04/05), (AZ)
  • Asher B. Durand (02/03), (AZ)
  • Albrecht Durer (99/00), (10/11), (AZ - 2 files)
  • Jan van Eych (07/08), (AZ)
  • Jean-Honore Fragonard (00/01), (AZ)
  • Caspar David Friedrich (08/09), (AZ)

  • Thomas Gainsborough (Year 0)
  • Paul Gauguin (01/02), (AZ)
  • Theodore Gericault (00/01), (AZ)
  • Vincent van Gogh (08/09), (AZ)
  • Winslow Homer (04/05), (AZ)
  • Pieter de Hooch (01/02), (AZ)
  • Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (Year 0), (AZ) [the AZ prints were not an AO selection]
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (Year 0)
  • Edouard Manet (02/03), (AZ)
  • Henri Matisse (AZ) [not an AO selection]
  • Mauve (AZ) [not an AO selection]
  • Claude Monet (Year 0), (09/10), (AZ)
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Year 0), (01/02), (AZ)
  • Rembrandt van Rijn (07/08), (AZ)
  • Auguste Rodin (01/02), (AZ)
  • Peter Paul Rubens (03/04), (AZ)
  • Jacob van Ruisdael (01/02), (AZ)
  • Raphael Sanzio (09/10), (AZ)
  • John Singer Sargent (09/10), (AZ)
  • Georges Seurat (01/02), (AZ)
  • Gilbert Stuart (02/03), (AZ)
  • Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (06/07), (AZ)
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner (06/07), (AZ)
  • Diego Valazquez (03/04), (AZ)
  • Jan van Eych (07/08), (AZ)
  • Vincent van Gogh (08/09), (AZ)
  • Rembrandt van Rijn (07/08), (AZ)
  • Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (06/07), (AZ)
  • Jan Vermeer (05/06), (AZ)
  • Andrea del Verrocchio (00/01), (AZ)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (07/08), (AZ)
  • John William Waterhouse (05/06), (AZ)
  • Jean-Antoine Watteau (00/01), (AZ)