Here you’ll find a list of resources to aid you in Charlotte Mason picture study! Under each artist are links to different resources, which can include a free PDF download that contains printable versions of at least six pieces from the listed artist (chosen from the AmblesideOnline Artist Rotation Schedule). If available, I also offer links to professionally printed and PDF Picture Study Aids that contain further information on the artist and each piece, as well as high-quality, professional art prints (these do not match the AmblesideOnline Artist Rotation Schedule). I have also added links to pages with living art book suggestions for each artist to supplement your picture study time.
If you are interested in reading more about Charlotte Mason picture study, here are a few articles and guides on how to do it:
I also have lists of artists from different centuries that are ideal for picture study:
Free print files for the 2023-2024 school year based on the AmblesideOnline Artist Rotation are here:
Charlotte Mason Picture Study Resources
Below you can find free printable art files (with the pieces of art chosen for the AmblesideOnline Artist Study rotation) as well as links to Picture Study Aids and art prints that you can purchase in my shop (these do not match the AO artist study rotation), and a page with living books for each artist if available. The list is alphabetical by the artist’s last name (except in special cases where the artist is known by their first name, e.g., Raphael, Titian, Michelangelo, etc.)
ca. 1445 – 1510 (Florentine/Italian – Italian Renaissance)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
1525-1569 (Flemish – Northern Renaissance)
1871-1945 (Canadian – Modernism)
1844-1926 (American – Impressionism)
1776-1837 (British – Romanticism/Naturalism)
John Singleton Copley
1738-1815 (American – Neoclassicism/Romanticism)
1819-1877 (French – Realism)
1471-1528 (German – Northern Renaissance)
Caspar David Friedrich
1774 – 1840 (German – Romanticism)
1760 – 1849 (Japanese – Ukiyo-e)
Leonardo da Vinci
1452-1519 (Florentine/Italian – High Renaissance)
1840-1926 (French – Impressionism)
1483-1520 (ITALIAN – ITALIAN RENAISSANCE)
Rembrandt van Rijn
1606-1669 (Dutch – Baroque/Dutch Golden Age)
John Singer Sargent
1856–1925 (AMERICAN – REALISM)
1859-1891 (French – Post-Impressionism)
Henry Ossawa Tanner
1859-1937 (American – Realism)
1518-1594 (Venetian – Renaissance)
† ‘Portrait of a Man,’ as chosen for the AO rotation, was actually painted by Tintoretto’s son, Domenico. I did distinguish between him and his father on the print by including his first name. If the AO Advisory members decide to change this piece later, I will update the file with the new piece.
Titian (Tiziano Vecelli)
1488/90-1576 (Venetian/Italian – Italian Renaissance)
1775-1851 (British – Romanticism)
Jan van Eyck
1390/95 – 1441 (Flemish – Early Netherlandish/Northern Renaissance)
Vincent van Gogh
1853-1890 (Dutch – Post-Impressionism)
1599-1660 (Spanish – Spanish Baroque)
1632-1675 (Dutch – Dutch Baroque)
John William Waterhouse
1849-1917 (British – Romanticism/Late Pre-Raphaelite)
* The Free Printable Art files (with the pieces of art chosen for the AmblesideOnline Artist Study rotation) do not include all of the same pieces as the Picture Study Aids and Art Prints available for sale.
** AO users, please note that the Georges Seurat, Tintoretto, Claude Monet, John Constable, Leonardo da Vinci, Jan van Eyck, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, and John William Waterhouse Picture Study Aids and Art Prints for sale on the site do not include all of the same works of art chosen for the AO Artist Study rotation.
*** Please note that the Sandro Botticelli and Raphael Printable Picture Study Art files contain nudity. The selections were made based on the AmblesideOnline Artist Study Schedule, and the file also offers alternatives without nudity.
Also, if anyone is looking for the old AO Yahoo Art Prints Group, I have most (if not all) of them here!