Please note that I have been given AmblesideOnline’s permission to use their name in the title and body of this post as well as their permission to use their Artist Study rotation to make these files.
Today’s post is just a quick little update to let you know that the 2020-2021 AmblesideOnline Picture Study files are now available for download! Each free (and no strings attached!) PDF includes printable versions of the six paintings, chosen from the AmblesideOnline Artist Study rotation, which includes Titian, Leonardo da Vinci, and Rembrandt this year. Beneath each image is the title, artist name, and date it was painted as well as permission to print it at your local copy shop for personal use. You can find the files here or on the Picture Study Resources page:
I know a few issues came up with the files I provided last year and some of you had trouble sending them to a printer as they were too large (especially Bruegel). All three files this year are less than 15mb each, so that should not be an issue this time around!
I also saw a few complaints that the printed images were too dark. Unfortunately, this is something I can’t control as it can sometimes be due to different printer settings or profiles, especially when a painting is just dark (eg. Turner’s Fishermen at Sea). I have tried to make sure the images aren’t too dark when displayed on a screen, but, unfortunately, there is no way for me to control how they are printed. I do have a few tips and suggestions here for how to print your picture studies at home, have them printed at an office supply store, or purchase prints from an online supplier.
Also, I did my best to find the highest-resolution images of the ones selected as possible, though in some cases, this was definitely a challenge. Hopefully they’re all clear enough that you can still see the details well!
Feel free to download the files for use in your own homeschool!