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Saint George and the Dragon

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Listen to and read a brief kids’ version of Saint George and the Dragon here.

Watch a brief video from the National Gallery of Art about Raphael’s painting of Saint George and the Dragon.

Click here for a companion story to St. George and the Dragon.

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Historic Boyhoods by Rupert S. Holland

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Most boys grow up to be honest, maybe even good, men, but do not stand out from the crowd. Occasionally, along comes a boy who is destined, either by character or circumstance, to make his mark on the world. In this work are included 21 biographical sketches of boys who became famous in the arts, affairs of state or exploration and discovery. Historical fact is blended with surmise and imagination to bring these boyhoods alive. – Summary by Lynne Thompson for Librivox

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Christopher Columbus The Boy of Genoa: 1446(?)-1506

Michael Angelo The Boy of the Medici Gardens: 1475-1564

Walter Raleigh The Boy of Devon: 1552-1618

Peter the Great The Boy of the Kremlin: 1672-1725

Frederick the Great The Boy of Potsdam: 1712-1788

George Washington The Boy of the Old Dominion: 1732-1799

Daniel Boone The Boy of the Frontier: 1735-1820

John Paul Jones The Boy of the Atlantic: 1747-1792

Mozart The Boy of Salzburg: 1756-1791

Lafayette The Boy of Versailles: 1757-1834

Horatio Nelson The Boy of the Channel Fleet: 1758-1805

Robert Fulton The Boy of the Conestoga: 1765-1815

Andrew Jackson The Boy of the Carolinas: 1767-1845

Napoleon Bonaparte The Boy of Brienne: 1769-1821

Walter Scott The Boy of the Canongate: 1771-1832

James Fenimore Cooper The Boy of Otsego Hall: 1789-1851

John Ericsson The Boy of the G?ta Canal: 1803-1889

Garibaldi The Boy of the Mediterranean: 1807-1882

Abraham Lincoln The Boy of the American Wilderness: 1809-1865

Charles Dickens The Boy of the London Streets: 1812-1870

Otto von Bismarck The Boy of G?ttingen: 1815-1898

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Knights of Art: Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman

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A children’s version of the Lives of Artists by Vassari with many Illustrations. Of course we won’t be able to show the paintings but the descriptions and the anecdotes are interesting and may lead a child to further interest. – Summary by Susan Morin

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Run time: 6:30

About This Book

GIOTTO

FRA ANGELICO

MASACCIO

FRA FILIPPO LIPPI

SANDRO BOTTICELLI

DOMENICO GHIRLANDAIO

FILIPPINO LIPPI

PIETRO PERUGINO

LEONARDO DA VINCI,

RAPHAEL

MICHELANGELO

ANDREA DEL SARTO

GIOVANNI BELLINI

VITTORE CARPACCIO

GIORGIONE

TITIAN

TINTORETTO

PAUL VERONESE

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Grandma Moses

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (otherwise known as “Grandma Moses”) was a famous American folk artist. ? She began her career late in life and became an American cultural icon. ?You can learn more about her in this edition of Biography in Sound.

Biography in Sound: Grandma Moses

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Destination Modern Art

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
Destination Modern Art is a fantastic, interactive, animated website hosted by the Museum of Modern Art.  Almost all of the content on the site is presented in audio or video format.

Kids click on arrow buttons to “walk” around the museum. They can interact with various works of art, placed around the museum. When they click on a work of art, they have options to learn about the artist, play games which teach about the art or the tools used to make it, or hear interesting facts about the artist. Some exhibits have further animations for deeper investigation into techniques,  and there are also ideas for making your own artwork.

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The Book of Art for Young People by Conway

Red Riding Hood by G.F. Watts


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To see a selection of downloadable curriculum resources from CurrClick which could be used in a study of the Renaissance, click here. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

To view all of the 16 beautiful full-color illustrations that accompany this text on one page, click here. They are also included in this post.

To listen to this book, you can click play in the box below, or click on the individual chapter titles.

Running time: 4 hours, 12 minutes

01 Introduction

02 The Thirteenth Century in Europe
Richard II before the Virgin and Child

03 Richard II
The Three Maries by H. Van Eyck

04 The Van Eycks

Saint Jerome in his study by Antonello da Messina

05 The Renaissance
The Mystical Nativity by Sandro Botticelli

06 Raphael

The Knight's Dream by Raphael



07 The Renaissance in Venice

The Golden Age by Giorgione

08 The Renaissance in the North
St. George destroying the dragon by Tintoret

Edward, Prince of Wales, Afterward Edward VI by Holbein

09 Rembrandt

A Man in Armor by Rembrandt

10 Peter de Hoogh and Cuyp

An Interior by P. de Hoogh


Landscape with Cattle by Cuyp


11 Van Dyck

William II of Orange by Van Dyck


12 Velasquez

Don Balthazar Carlos by Velaszquez

13 Reynolds and the Eighteenth Century

The Duke of Gloucester by Sir J. Reynolds

14 Turner

The Fighting Temeraire by Turner

15 The Nineteenth Century

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Modern Kids, Vincent van Gogh. Portrait of Joseph Roulin. Arles, early 1889


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Click here to see a CurrClick Lapbook project pack on Great Artists of the World. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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Modern Kids: Nicholas Nixon, The Brown Sisters. 1975-2005.

The Museum of Modern Art did not include this work of art with the podcast, perhaps for copyright reasons. I’ve posted a link below the podcast where you can see the images.


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This link takes you to a gallery online where you can see 32 Brown Sisters images. You’ll see one picture with an orange dot beside it. Hovering over the dot will reveal more of the photos, and you can click on the one you want to enlarge

Note: Clicking the link for the Fraenkel Gallery will take you away from My Audio School. Kids, please get permission before leaving My Audio School.

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Modern Kids: Robert Smithson. Corner Mirror with Coral. 1969


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Modern Kids: James Turrell. A Frontal Passage. 1994


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Modern Kids: Richard Artschwager. Splatter Chair I. 1992


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Modern Kids: Waltercio Caldas. Mirror of Light. 1974


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Modern Kids: Jacob Lawrence. The Migration Series. 1940-41


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Modern Kids: Claes Oldenburg. Giant Soft Fan. 1966-67


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Click here to see a downloadable curriculum resource from CurrClick about 20th Century Artists. Oldenburg is included in this study.

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Modern Kids: Tom Wesselmann. Still Life #30. 1963


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Modern Kids: Jackson Pollock. One: Number 31, 1950. 1950


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a href=”http://www.currclick.com/product_info.php?products_id=25259&it=1&affiliate_id=XXXX”>Click here to see a downloadable curriculum resource from CurrClick about 20th Century Artists. Pollock is included in this study.

CurrClick Lapbook project pack on Great Artists of the World. These links will take you away from My Audio School.

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Modern Kids: Jean Dubuffet. The Magician. September 1954


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Modern Kids: Salvador Dali, The Persistence of Memory. 1931


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Click here to see a CurrClick Lapbook project pack on Great Artists of the World. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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Modern Kids: Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942–43


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Modern Kids: Claude Monet, Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond. c. 1920


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Click here to see a downloadable currriculum resource from CurrClick for learning about Monet and 5 other artists. This link will take you away from My Audio School.

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