This book is a great introduction to the Impressionist movement, why it was so important and some of the top artists who made it happen. Each artist has a brief bio and a colorful sampling of their work and where the art is displayed today. There are interesting tidbits on each painting and a timeline at the beginning of each artist's section showing when they lived and the world events that were taking place during their life. Plus, there are fun questions about the artists or paintings throughout, as well as "learn more about" tips that direct the reader to websites for further research. This beautifully designed book has a clear presentation of information and is a joy to read. 46 pgs, hc. ~ Emily
Presenting a variety of impressionist art, this inviting book shows young readers how painters from Claude Monet to John Singer Sargent introduced impressionist styles of painting and so changed the course of art. Along the way readers will learn the historic context of these paintings as well as a variety of artistic terms. The book also offers playful suggestions for creating Impressionist art at home or school as well as ideas that will help young readers appreciate why the Impressionist style was at once revolutionary and timeless.