A child's introduction to art : the world's greatest paintings and sculptures / by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton.

Explores the world of art and artists, including Michelangelo, Mary Cassatt, and Vincent Van Gogh, and features do-it-yourself art projects.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Alexander, Heather, 1967- (Author)
Other Authors: Hamilton, Meredith, (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2014]
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

This engrossing primer (part of the Child's Intro series) invites readers to practice skills of observation and interpretation while looking at well-known works of art. Alexander offers brief biographical information about 35 featured artists and descriptions of their styles and techniques, while intermittent sections explore such concepts as color and perspective. Alexander helps personalize the artwork through thought-provoking insights; for Goya's The Third of May, 1808, she notes, "Goya didn't show the faces of the men in the firing squad. In their military uniforms, they are faceless evil." Art activities and spot illustrations are peppered throughout, and an envelope includes b&w images for readers to color. Ages 9-12. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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