Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival: Knowledge of Man - Art & Music

This summer, I had the opportunity to go to the Art Institute of Chicago with all 4 of my children, a wonderful friend & her daughter who were visiting from Australia, and another wonderful friend & her husband from Indiana. We had a wonderful time (well....except when the little ones had had enough... ;) ).. But, the best part was being able to see the paintings of the masters up close - not just a small print on the bulletin board by the dining room table. 

There was a special exhibit called Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity going on during the time of our visit. They had taken the masterpieces and recreated the clothing shown in the paintings. For my oldest, it was pure bliss. Our children participate in historical reenactments several times a year with some dear friends. Those friends also have made the clothes for them to wear and taught my oldest daughter about what makes a dress (or guys outfit as well) appropriate to their time period and what things changed as time went on. As we walked through the exhibit she went from dress to dress explaining the time periods and why. It was so fun. Then for her to see them so beautifully done on canvas was such fun for her. The outfits themselves were truly works of art.

So, with that, on to the Carnival!

This edition of the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival's topic is...
Knowledge of Man: Art & Music

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  1. Thanks for hosting the CM Blog Carnival! I can't wait to read all the posts.

  2. Encouraging and instructive posts. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Thank you for hosting. That must have been an incredible exhibit. What a great angle for the museum to take...wish I could have been there...

  4. It was fantastic! I wish my youngest son would have been a bit more cooperative (he was terribly bored) so that we could have enjoyed it a bit longer.... Oh well!

  5. Thank you for hosting this edition of the carnival!

  6. Thanks for hosting, Melisa! I loved hearing about your field trip to the Chicago Art Institute, too ~ no matter where we go on a family trip, we ALWAYS go to any art museums we can find. Some of us last longer than others, lol, but it is so worth it!