13 Artists Children Should Know

£10.99

13 Artists Children Should Know is a super introduction to the world of art and some of the most influential and important artists.  Whether it’s Leonardo da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer’s vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh’s mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse’s playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist’s entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers.

Games, quizzes and other activities are included to help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.

This is a glorious and fact-filled guide to some of the great geniuses of painting.

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13 Artists Children Should Know

Angela Wenzel

(Prestel) – hardback

13 Artists Children Should Know is a beautifully illustrated book covering some of the world’s greatest artists.  It is an excellent and exciting introduction to some of the seminal works. From Vermeer’s enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring and Rousseau’s dreamlike jungle-scapes to Matisse’s playful cutouts and the quintessential Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci.  Further, other important and influential artists are featured,including Vermeer, Monet, Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo.
Furthermore, these artists are presented chronologically in an exciting and appealing fashion. Each is accompanied by a timeline to offer historical context. Each artist’s entry includes biographical information, beautiful reproductions and engaging texts that speak directly to young readers.
Games and quizzes help inspire young readers and introduce them to the significant contributions of each artist in a manner that is fun and inspiring.  There is alongside additional information about museums and suggestions for further reading and online resources to ignite curiosity.
Bookwagon has several books about art and artists in its on-line book store, such as A History of Pictures for Children and The Colours of History.
Art for Kids is a terrific Tate Modern web site dedicated to involving children in the world of art.

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