Ray & Charles Eames – Day of the Dead

All Souls’ Day a.k.a. Día de los Muertos is coming. It’s always a great time to watch the 15-minutes film from 1957 by the Eames’ office about the traditional Mexican celebration of death including crafts, food and toys with your kids. I really like the special…

Big Art for Little People – Shortfilm project for children

Last week-end I attended the opening event of Hamburg’s annual beloved Mo&Friese Children’s ShortFilmFestival and especially enjoyed the screening of “Insect & Co” by artist Natasja Kensmil (and the kids in the audience did so, too). Searching the video link to share it with you, I discovered that the film is part of…

Pop-up (and) art – Madame Sonia Delaunay

If you love pop-up books and modern art, the pop-up book “Madame Sonia Delaunay” (Tate Publishing, 2015) by Gérard Lo Monaco is for you. It’s a great way to tell your children or parents about colors, shapes and lines as well as explore a female artist who was also…

René Magritte – Dream baby, dream

Belgian artist René Magritte painted the some things over and over again: a pipe or an apple, a dove or an egg – always with a blue sky and white clouds. “Life obliges me to do something, so I paint.” One of his favorite objects to paint (and to wear) was a…

Vincent van Gogh – True blue

When you look with your children at Vincent van Gogh’s landscape paintings, you easily see: “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” Be inspired by his twisted strokes and “paint” like Vincent – with colored paper stripes glued on cardboard. DIY by me,…