Fine Art Display Cards

$12.95 USD

These are the Fine Art Folders they teach you about in Montessori training! The breathtaking art in this collection includes some of the most famous works of art from Europe, the United States, and around the world. Use them for these two essential Montessori activities (and many others):
  • Conversations at a Picture: Get together and talk about what you see. There are no right or wrong answers because it’s art!
  • Displaying the Cards: Choose your favorites and display them on little easels throughout the room.

As we guide children towards reading and writing, we want to not only increase their love of language but also give them more opportunities to turn their ideas into words. One way we do this is by talking about art with these Fine Art Display cards.

Ideal Format for Exploration, Conversation, & Display

  • Large format allows for close examination of each piece of art
  • Fronts of the cards include one famous piece of art
  • Backs of the cards include:
    • Name of the artwork
    • Name of the artist
    • Self-portrait, portrait, or photo of the artist
    • Year(s) the art was created
    • Year the artist's portrait was created
    • Materials used (e.g., oil on canvas, fresco)
    • Style represented (e.g., Impressionism)
  • Six famous pieces of art in each series (36 in the set)
  • Rounded corners (no pricked fingers or dog-eared cards)
  • Fits in our large cloth pouches
  • Comes in a sturdy, clear reclosable bag for storage
  • Lesson plan included

Cards are fully laminated with our eco-conscious laminate (food-grade) and ready for use. Approximate card sizes are 8½" x 5½". 

Created by a Montessori teacher. Eco-printed by parents/teachers/students in our rural New England office.

Made in the USA.


The Fine Art Series

  1. We recommend introducing fine art with these Fine Art Display Cards. Use these larger format cards to explore the details of each art piece and learn about the year it was made, the artist, and the art's style.
  2. Then, move on to our Fine Art Matching Cards. These allow children to work with the artwork they love in a new way.
  3. When the children begin to write, inspire them to write about their favorite art using the movable alphabet, chalkboards, or pencil/paper (whatever is appropriate for that child).
  4. Once the children are reading non-phonetic words, introduce the Fine Art 3-Part Cards. Then, move on with the Artists 3-Part Cards where they match the names of the artists with their image.
  5. Finally, after the children succeed with the Fine Art 3-Part Cards, introduce the Fine Art 4-Part Cards where they match the artwork, its name, and its artists. This is an activity that truly grows with your children!


This series features fine art from each continent with a permanent human population including textile beadwork (North America), painting of pottery (South America), sculpture (Europe), carved mask (Africa), painting (Asia), and drawing (Australia). Use this as your first introduction to art in many of its common expressions.

world art


This series features paintings by Tanner, Cassatt, Duncanson, Homer, Hopper, and Whistler. These pieces provide examples of Impressionism, the Hudson River School, and American Realism.


Europe Series 1

This series features paintings by Botticelli, Manet, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Renoir. These pieces provide examples of Impressionism, the Italian Renaissance, the Dutch Golden Age, and Realism.


Europe Series 2

This series features paintings by Vermeer, Fragonard, Gauguin, Monet, Velázquez, and Da Vinci. These pieces provide examples of the Dutch Golden Age, the Late Baroque period, the Spanish Golden Age, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and the Italian Renaissance.

Europe Series 3

This series features paintings by Van Gogh, Degas, Kandinsky, Klimt, Rousseau, and Seurat. These pieces provide examples of French Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, the Abstract style, Arts and Crafts/Art Nouveau movements, Primitivism, and Pointillism.

Europe Series 4

This series features paintings by El Greco, Brendekilde, Bruegel the Elder, Caillebotte, Cézanne, and David. These pieces provide examples of the Spanish Renaissance style, Social Realism, the Flemish Renaissance style, Impressionism and Realism, Post-Impressionism, and Radical Neo-Classicism.


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