Thursday, May 30, 2013


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
~John Dewey

Educators in art today -- everything from the sweet to the strange to the surly.

The Geography Lesson (Portrait of Monsieur Gaudry and His Daughter)
by Louis-Léopold Boilly

The Dancing Lesson
by Thomas Eakins

The Anatomical Lecture
by Jacob de Gheyn II

Cats being instructed In the art of mouse-catching by an owl
Author: Lombard School

In the Village School, a "repentant sinner" and his mother try to win forgiveness from his teacher with food and wine

The Schoolmaster
by Jan Steen

A Young Scholar and his Tutor
by Rembrandt(1606–1669)

Die Kunststudentin
by Anton Müller

Bucharest Primary School in "Open Air", around 1842
by Charles Doussault (1814–1880)

Art Lesson, a 1901 print
by Charles Dana Gibson


Linda B said...

Love the cats, but most especially The Village School. Things like that must have occurred, but certainly not today (ha!). Thanks Tabatha.

HWY said...

Lovely pieces (Die Kunststudentin, a Young Scholar and His Tutor, and The Dancing Lesson in particular), but I'm drawn to the Cat and the Village School for their strangeness.

And I believe there's a story behind The Schoolmaster, too.