CyberHunt from the Editors of Instructor


 

Directions: Meet famous artists and learn key terms and art concepts on this tour of fascinating art Web sites for kids. As you fill in the crossword, learn about the Mona Lisa, Salvador Dali’s unusual paintings, and more. First, print out the crossword puzzle so you can write down your answers. (Click on the puzzle for a printable version.) Then click on the links below to look for the answers to the questions. These links will take you away from the Scholastic site. Please read the warning page and click “Go On” to continue.

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Painter and sculptor Pablo _______________ was the most celebrated artist of the 20th century.

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Paintings that do not show people, places, or things, but instead use color and shape are called ______________ art.

         
4   Who painted the picture Mona Lisa with the famous smile?

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A painting of an outside scene, such as a city skyline, the seashore, or a mountain range is called a __________________.

Hint: The answer starts with the letter L

         
7   The earliest recorded art are prehistoric __________ paintings from 40,000 BC to 3000 BC.

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The primary colors are blue, red, and ____________. Artists mix these colors to make other colors.

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10   Surrealist paintings often present everyday objects in new ways. Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory shows clocks that are _________________.

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What do we call a picture of a person?

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12   Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889. In this painting the sky is colored _________ , and swirls with light and stars.

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Cubism is used to describe paintings that look like they are made up of broken ________, geometrical shapes. Picasso and Braque are the two artists most associated with Cubism.

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13   Artwork that is three-dimensional is called ___________________. It can be made of clay, marble, metal, and any many other things.

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  8   Georgia O’Keefe was an American artist known for her use of bright colors and her large paintings of natural subjects, especially ______________.

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15   In Pop Art, the subjects of the painting are everyday popular things, like soup cans or comic books. One of the best known pop artists was Andy _______________.

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  9   When an artist draws or paints a picture of herself or himself, it is called a ____________________–portrait.

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16   In pointillism, the artist uses small ______________ or dabs of paints to make up the picture.

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  11   Jackson Pollock painted by dripping, pouring, and dribbling on large canvases on the floor. He called this ____________ painting.

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  14   The overall feeling or emotion of a piece of art is called its _______________.

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