Journey Through Art
Are you looking for a fascinating supplement to your Art Appreciation or History lessons? This resource will do nicely! A big part of comprehending art centers upon understanding the history, culture, geography, and events of the time when master artists were working. What influenced that artist? Were they trying to make a certain statement and why? Art can send a powerful message to the world and this book sheds light on the motivations of many artists throughout history. Take a unique journey with author and art history professor Aaron Rosen, and travel to 30 diverse times and settings, starting with a cave in Australia c. 35,000 BCE and ending in Rio de Janeiro 2020.144 pgs, hc. ~ Emily
A Journey Through Art is a global history of art with a time- travel twist, taking young readers on a expedition from the Paleolithic period to the present day, voyaging to thirty locations around the world. As readers travel from one incredible destination to the next, they discover the amazing network of caves carved into the rock in AD 500 at Ajanta, India; Cambodia’s Angkor Wat as it stood in AD 1200; the glories of Renaissance Florence in AD 1500; and the remarkable energy of New York in the 1950s. At every location readers encounter stories of artworks and the cultures that surrounded them.
The journey is chronological with three sections: prehistoric and ancient; medieval and early modern; and modern and contemporary. Two beautifully illustrated spreads showcase each destination, allowing children to engage with the art, artifacts, and culture of a unique place in time as Aaron Rosen tells the story of how art developed across the world.