Art and How it Works
A terrific introduction to basic concepts of art, examined with famous paintings. Cover art concepts like line, shape, patterns, perspective, color as you look at large color photos of paintings and sculpture. From cave paintings to the 20th century, there is lots to look at and consider! Learn about art from around the world including religious symbols on buildings, street art like graffiti and cartoons, Native American totem poles, and even ancient Greek bronzes.
This engaging introduction to art appreciation for kids explores art history, themes in art, and art techniques, from cave paintings to modern art.
Art and How It Works takes children on a journey through the history of art, from prehistoric paintings, Impressionism, and abstract art, through to the art of today. This bright and colorful book includes biographies of major artists, such as Fra Angelico and David Hockney, and cuts through the jargon that surrounds the art world to offer a fresh and accessible approach for children.
Young readers will begin to notice and explore shapes, colors, patterns, styles, themes, and techniques. By taking a close look at famous paintings and answering the open-ended question prompts dotted throughout the book, kids will discover a new way to see and appreciate the art all around them.