Labor Day Inspired Art!

September 10th, 2012 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Saturday, September 1, 2012 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

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Saturday Evening Post: Work Break

Age Range: All (with parental supervision)

Labor Day is Monday!  You’ll find a brief explanation of Labor Day to share with your children by clicking here.  I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some artwork that was inspired by America’s workforce.

The Saturday Evening Post magazine distinguished itself through its cover artwork. The illustrations depicted scenes from American life and were created by talented artists – most notably, Norman Rockwell. At this website, you can view the magazine’s engaging cover artwork that shows laborers and workers in a variety of occupations taking a break.

When you get to the site just scroll down the page to view the artistic covers and read some information about them. Click on any one to see an enlarged view

Stevan Dohanos was another popular illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post. One of his illustrations, “Labor Day Picnic – September 11, 1954 can be viewed on this blog. When you get to the site, you’ll see several Post covers with a summer theme created by Dohanos. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the Labor Day cover.

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