Child's Introduction to Art: World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures

Child's Introduction to Art: World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures

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ISBN: 9781579129569
Grades: 4-7

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Some art books are too young, some are too much, well this one is juuuust right for your middle schoolers. Young readers can have a look at famous artists like Van Eyck & Vermeer, Manet & Monet, Klimt & Munch as they also learn art vocabulary. Explore 32 different artists! Lots of color photos and illustrations bring the text to life. Everything from cave paintings to portraiture to learning about museums! You could read it front to back or use it as a reference when looking at a certain time period or location. It is a lovely hardcover book that is certainly gift-worthy. Inside the front cover is an 8.5 x 8.5" envelope with five coloring pages outlining works from Dali, Cassatt, Seurat, Monet, and DaVinci. Add some Prismacolor pencils and you will have one happy young artist! Hc, 96pp, 10x10". ~ Sara

Publisher Description:

The newest volume in Black Dog's best-selling, award-winning Child's Introduction series explores the fascinating world of art and artists and includes do-it-yourself art projects throughout. In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to Art introduces kids ages 9 through 12 to the art world's most famous painters, styles, and periods, all brought to life through full-color photographs of 40 masterpieces, as well as charming original illustrations. The book highlights 40 painters and sculptors, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Diego Velasquez, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Mary Cassatt, and Andy Warhol, providing information on their life, inspirations, influences, technique, and a full-color photo of one of their signature works of art. It also includes an overview of various styles and periods (Renaissance, Impressionism, Cubism, etc.), instruction on how to view and appreciate art, and information on the color wheel and other tools artists employ. Fun art projects throughout, such as Can You Find It?, Q-tip pointillism, making a stained-glass window with tissue paper, and Spatter Paint like Pollock, allow kids to learn about painting techniques and explore their own artistic abilities. Also includes five masterpiece paintings to color. Meredith Hamilton's witty illustrations add another dimension to the excellent text and photographs.

Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
4
Grade End
7
ISBN
9781579129569
Author
Heather Alexander
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Black Dog and Leaventhal
Weight
1.75 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.25" x 10.38" x 0.5"
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Purchased this to go along with Schoolhouse Curiosities Art Study.
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Purchased this to go along with Schoolhouse Curiosities Art Study.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Everything I Hoped, and More!
This is a FANTASTIC resource; I bought it to use for a 4th/5th Grade fine arts class that I teach. I was hoping to find a book that incorporated just enough art history to help open the door for students to enjoy art more deeply. This book just does that - through interesting text and lovely pictures. IN ADDITION it provides suggested art projects to try that correspond to the paintings discussed. The projects are accessible and educational. I thought I would need to develop such projects on my own, but this book does it for me! I could not recommend this resource more highly. I look forward to teaching class each week, and am excited for all that my students will learn!
September 15, 2018
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Excellent introduction to art appreciation!
Your age-range is right-on for this book. It's a great introduction containing lots of little tidbits of information on each artist's life and artistic style. Neat little art projects are included, if your student is so inclined. There were some notable artists missing: Georgia O'Keefe, Raphael, Rubens, Turner, to name a few. But all in all, most styles and masters were included.
July 27, 2016

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