A History of Pictures for Children
David Hockney & Martin Gayford
illustrated by Rose Blake
(Thames & Hudson)
In ‘A History of Pictures for Children‘ David Hockney and Martin Gayford examine the development of pictures through history. They explain particular paintings, and the techniques employed by painters. Along the way, David Hockney shares his own work, where he has used a variety of methods about which he has learned.
‘A History of Pictures for Children‘ is a rich tapestry of learning. It’s also fascinating to realise well known works and learn, for example, how Caravaggio created shadows in his work. This is a ‘forever’ book, one to treasure, gift and learn from.