A Child's Introduction to Art: The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures
This book 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. Content of this publication 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 includes learning projects such as: Can You Find It?, Q-tip pointillism, making a stained-glass window with tissue paper, and Spatter Paint like Pollock, along with five masterpiece paintings to color.
Author Meredith Hamilton graduated from Brown University and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Formerly an art director at Newsweek and Time, she illustrated the previous six books in the Child's Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in magazines and animations as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.
Heather Alexander, a former children's book editor currently living in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, has written numerous books for children and young adults including previous titles in this series, A Child's Introduction to the World and A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology.
Age Range: Baby/Preschool and up
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Nov edition (May 20, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.7 x 10.3 inches