Art: A World of Words
First Paintings - First Words in 12 Languages
This beautiful introduction to art and language features some of the world’s most beloved masterpieces as it entices children to discover art, language, objects, and colors.
First pictures, first words—this familiar and time-proven book concept for young children is incorporated brilliantly in this multi-lingual art book. The works of Renoir, Kandinsky, Dürer, Rousseau, Franz Marc, and others are featured in beautiful full-page reproductions. Opposite each image is a word that helps describe the painting—for instance “play,” “bunny,” “horse,” “train.” The words are presented in twelve different languages, each with their phonetic pronunciation. Organized thematically, the book touches on a child’s everyday experience through simple and comforting images that will invite further investigation: What are the men playing with? What does the bunny’s fur feel like? How many teddy bears do you see? Together adults and children can explore great works, planting the seeds for an appreciation of the world’s masterpieces and the words to describe them.
Doris Kutschbach, art historian, editor, and mother of two children, is the author of numerous art books for children and adults alike. Her previous books with Prestel include "The Blue Rider: The Yellow Cow Sees the World in Blue", "Tha Art Treasure Hunt", and "Living Monet: The Artist's Gardens".