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Interested in a free coloring page of an art masterpiece to supplement your next art lesson? Here is a list of 11 coloring pages that your can use with your students. Not only are they wonderful resources with which to expose students to great art, but to allow students to see how the artist used color to lead the viewers eye to certain areas of the work.

Free Coloring Pages

Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow by Piet Mondrian | Free Coloring Page

Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso | Free Coloring Page

Girl with a Watering Can by Pierre-August Renoir

Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse | Free Coloring Page

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by George Seurat | Free Coloring Page

Picasso Self Portrait (1907) by Pablo Picasso | Free Coloring Page

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh | Free Coloring Page

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Jan Vermeer | Free Coloring Page

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci | Free Coloring Page

Lobster Trap by Alexander Calder | Free Coloring Page

The Dance Class by Edgar Degas

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Interested in learning about artist Vincent van Gogh?

The “Paint the Greats” projects from MakingArtFun.com introduce the art of the great artists to kids in a fun way. Following a step-by-step approach, kids will learn watercolor painting techniques as they create a masterpiece of their own, based on the work of Vincent van Gogh.

Sunflower | “Learn to Watercolor” Project

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About the Artist
Vincent van Gogh was born on March, 30th 1853 in a village in the southern Netherlands, to Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Vincent’s sister described him as a serious and introspective child. Read more…

Free Coloring Page
Art masterpiece coloring pages allow students to not only look at a work of art, but actually interact with. They see how it was composed, the colors that the artist used, and gain an understanding as to why the work of art seems so dynamic.

The following coloring page is a resource that parents and teachers can use to supplement their lessons on Vincent van Gogh, or history lesson.

Starry, Starry Night | Free Coloring Page from MakingArtFun.com

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About the Artist
Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Groot-Zundert, a village close to Breda in the province of North Brabant in the southern Netherlands. He was the son of Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodorus van Gogh, a minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. Vincent was given the same name as his grandfather—and a first brother stillborn exactly one year before. The practice of reusing a name in this way was not uncommon. Vincent was a common name in the Van Gogh family; his grandfather (1789–1874) had received his degree of theology at the University of Leiden in 1811. Grandfather Vincent had six sons, three of whom became art dealers, including another Vincent who was referred to in Van Gogh’s letters as “Uncle Cent.” Grandfather Vincent had perhaps been named in turn after his own father’s uncle, the successful sculptor Vincent van Gogh (1729–1802). Art and religion were the two occupations to which the Van Gogh family gravitated. His brother Theodorus (Theo) was born on 1 May 1857. He had another brother, Cor, and three sisters: Elisabeth, Anna and Willemina.

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Like this one? There’s more Art Masterpiece Coloring Pages on MakingArtFun.com:

Composition with Blue, Red and Yellow (Mondrian)
Woman with a Hat (Matisse)
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Seurat)
Self Portrait 1907 (Pablo Picasso)
Mona Lisa (Da Vinci)
Girl with the Pearl Earring (Vermeer)

Vincent van Gogh Quotes

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

I see more and more that my work goes infinitely better when I am properly fed, and the paints are there, and the studio and all that. But have I set my heart on my work being a success? A thousand times no. I wish I could manage to make you really understand that when you give money to artists, you are yourself doing an artist’s work, and that I only want my pictures to be of such a quality that you will not be too dissatisfied with your work.

I certainly hope to sell in the course of time, but I think I shall be able to influence it most effectively by working steadily on, and that at the present moment making desperate efforts to force the work I am doing now upon the public would be pretty useless.

If I were to think of and dwell on disastrous possibilities, I could do nothing. I throw myself headlong into my work, and come up again with my studies; if the storm within gets too loud, I take a glass too much to stun myself.

You can’t be at the pole and the equator at the same time. You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, and it will probably be color.

My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn toward it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or to explain it.

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.

I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say ‘he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.

Vincent van Gogh Biography
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist artist. [1] Some of his paintings are now among the world’s best known, most popular and expensive works of art.

Vincent van Gogh biography continued on Wikipedia.org

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