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.
***Updated 8 April 2021: A little announcement that I updated the Jan van Eyck print file today. In recent years, a great deal of restoration work has been done on the Ghent Altarpiece, but I wasn’t able to find a high-resolution version of The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb to include it in the print file and had to use an older version (most of the changes were noticeable in the lamb’s face in the cropping that AO chose, although the background landscape and city skyline are slightly different as well). Fortunately, as I was doing research today for a Picture Study Aid, I was able to find a good picture that has the new lamb’s face as well as better color. I have updated the file with the new image so the link is the same and the updated version can be downloaded below!***
This is just about the time of year when homeschooling families begin making plans for the following school year, so today I wanted to let you know that the 2021-2022 AmblesideOnline Picture Study print 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. This year includes two of my favorite artists: Jan van Eyck (whom my co-op studied earlier this school year) and Caspar David Friedrich, as well as Sandro Botticelli. For van Eyck and Botticelli, there are a few paintings that include nudity or violent subject matter and there are alternative suggestions on the AmblesideOnline list which I have also included in those files.
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:
You can find all of the other free picture study print files and free picture study aids I offer here! I do also hope to release free Picture Study Aids for each of these artists as well later this year.
As always, I did try to find the highest resolution images I could on the internet, which sometimes proves to be problematic. It’s also a delicate balance of providing high-quality images while maintaining a relatively small file size. If you do have questions about printing the files, I 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 if that would be helpful!
Feel free to download the files for use in your own homeschool!