The first and most important thing is to know the pictures themselves

A Charlotte Mason Moment: 

“There is no talk about schools of painting, little about style; consideration of these matters comes later in life, but the first and most important thing is to know the pictures themselves.”

(Home Education by Charlotte M. Vol. 6, 216)

We cannot measure the influence that one or another artist has upon a child

A Charlotte Mason Moment: 

We cannot measure the influence that one or another artist has upon a child’s sense of beauty, upon his power of seeing, as in a picture, the common sight of life; he is enriched more than we know in having really looked at even a single picture.”

(Home Education by Charlotte M. Vol. 1, p. 309)