Art: Allegory of California

We’ve gotten out of our art groove, but are jumping back into things with grand style, studying Diego Rivera’s Allegory of California.

This gorgeous mural has a lot of history behind it, and was a great jumping off point not only for discussing the art itself, but also the idea of allegory. The kids enjoyed approaching the fresco like art detectives, searching out all the clues to its meaning.

And of course, we had to make a mural of our own!

Even Daniel got in on it!
And there it hangs, in all its splendor above our kitchen table: Allegory of the World!