These eye-bending visual puzzles will challenge your wits and reward your love of art.
Great paintings, with their beautiful and sometimes hidden details, deserve a closer look. So open your eyes and see if you can spot the differences in each of these 40 ingenious fine-art puzzles. Every spread features two versions of a famous masterpiece—the original on the left and one with 20 subtle changes on the right. That comes to 800 changes altogether! So lose yourself in the iconography of Renaissance Florence, the still lifes of the Dutch masters, the Paris of the Impressionists, and more.
Look at two photos side-by-side and find 20 differences. In the process, you are seeing photos of famous works of art and architecture. These would be a fun add-on to a unit study! I like that the student has to look at the photos so carefully. Some of the differences jump out at you, but they have to look deeper to find them all. It could be a good pair activity or an independent one. The Architecture book includes: the Forbidden City, Versailles palace, the Taj Mahal, Hagia Sophia, Alhambra and more. The Masterpieces book includes: a Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Seurat, Christ Presented to the People by Massys, Fantasy Interior with the Family of Jan Van Goyen by Steen, the Kiss by Klimt, the Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch and more. There is some nudity in the period paintings. ~Sara