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  • dkgirod
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    I’m ordering the Middle Ages history program and wanted to also get 2 or 3 of the Picture Study Portfolios (we used the Monet portfolio last year and loved it!). I was thinking Giotto and Michelangelo. Any experience/suggestions for this time period? Thanks!

    Monica
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    We are doing da Vinci this year with Middle Ages.  We’ve already done Michelangelo.

    dkgirod
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    How did you enjoy the Michelangelo portfolio?

     

    Monica
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    We studied Michelangelo before SCM had their portfolios.  I just bought a book of his works and read Stanley’s biography.

    dkgirod
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    Gotcha! Thanks 🙂

    Melanie32
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    I just wanted to pop in and say that all of the SCM picture portfolios are wonderful! We have used many of them and have never been disappointed. They get rave reviews and truly make picture study doable.

    Giotto is good because I believe he was the first painter of his kind and he fits in best with the time period you are studying. However, I would go with Michelangelo and Da Vinci as they are probably the most famous artists to have ever lived. I always try to cover the most well known artists first so that my children are familiar with the artists they hear mentioned in every day life. I cover the lesser known ones afterwards.

     

     

    sheraz
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    We are using the Michelangelo one right now and really enjoying it. Emily Kiser has been careful of the nudity, so you will see close ups of faces of statues instead of full body shots of them, like his David statue.

    The stories are in the portfolios are good, but I really liked the additional details that Diane Stanley’s books brought to our studies for both Michelangelo and daVinci. Giotto is another excellent choice and a great additional picture for him is called “A Boy Named Giotto” by Paolo Guarnieri.

    Raphael and Botticelli are also good choices for this time period. Those portfolios are excellent as well.

    friederike
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    Question for SCM :I asume you plan to add more artists?which ones are next?Thanks,

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