13 Artists Children Should Know By Angela Wenzel
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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.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #15574 in Books
- Published on: 2009-04
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .45" h x 9.68" w x 11.24" l, 1.40 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 46 pages
About the Author
ANGELA WENZEL is a museum educator and an author of numerous art books for children, including titles in Prestel's Adventures in Art series.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
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By A. Looby
First off, I bought this for art lessons for my homeschooled son. I feel it's important for kids to have a background in very basic art. We watch a lot of Little Einsteins and that has helped get him interested in major artists. This book has several familiar paintings from the show and that will be neat for him to see.
However...for those of you who don't want your children seeing nudity, beware. There are a few paintings with "exposed parts". I'm not a prude, but my 5 year old doesn't need to see these. Luckily, there are enough other paintings that I can skip these pages and he shouldn't notice.
The actual book is well made and arranged. Each artist has a time line of things that happened during their life and lots of personal information about the artist. There are several examples of each artists most famous works. There are suggestions for further research and a glossary with important words.
Here's who's covered in the book: da Vinci, Vermeer, Monet, Rousseau, Cassatt, van Gogh, Matisse, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Picasso, Chagall, Kahlo and Warhol.
I'm kinda thinking about taking it when we're done and making a mosaic out of the paintings in the book for his room.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
13 Artists children should know
Great teaching tool guide for children learning about art It's important for children to start early getting to know different forms of art
12 of 26 people found the following review helpful.
13 Artists Children Should Know
By A Customer
It good to start children, while young, in getting an art education. Through knowledge comes appreciation. This book does that and more.
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