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,…

Niki de Saint-Phalle – Thin lines

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes! Following this truth, Niki de Saint-Phalle did not only create her famous rounded “Nanas” but also thin versions with the same sense of play and color. Make your own “Skinnies” with soft garden plant wire and wrap it…

Jasper Johns – ABC

A-B-C, it’s easy as 1,2,3! Maybe he had this song in his head when Jasper Johns worked on his encaustic paintings with letters and numbers. Use wax crayons, cardboard and a hair dryer – that’s how easy love art can be! Jasper Johns’ paintings online…