This heavily illustrated book featuring the world's greatest painters is an excellent introduction for young readers to artists and their works.
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 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.
Angela Wenzel is a museum educator at the Kunstsammlungen Nordrhein-Westfalen. She has authored works in the field of museum education, as well as numerous art books for children.
Hardcover, 48 pages, 24,0 x 28,0 cm, 56 color illustrations
$ 14.95 | £ 10.99* (* recommended retail price)
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US April 12, 2009
UK February 12, 2009