Art for Young People: Claude Monet

Art for Young People: Claude Monet

by Peter Harrison
     
 
Claude Monet is remembered for painting his "impression" of a scene, from the entrancing blues and greens of lily pads to glowing haystacks. He spent years studying the effects of light and color, and is thought of as the father of the "Impressionist" movement. "Each book in this series (with blissful reproductions, of course) creates a compelling intro to the person

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Claude Monet is remembered for painting his "impression" of a scene, from the entrancing blues and greens of lily pads to glowing haystacks. He spent years studying the effects of light and color, and is thought of as the father of the "Impressionist" movement. "Each book in this series (with blissful reproductions, of course) creates a compelling intro to the person behind the paintings, as well as cultural and historical contexts . . . helpful aids include time lines, family trees, historical photos, watercolors . . . The well-researched series, penned by different writers, has just come to our attention . . . . If your kids are in any luck, it'll come to theirs, too."—Buzz Weekly. "Full-color illustrations and reproductions of paintings are clear and well chosen."—Book Review Digest. 32 pages (all in color),

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6These series entries look at the lives and work of two very different men. Both accounts are brief and straightforward. The artists' biographies are examined in the context of the time in which they lived, and their work is compared to that of their contemporaries. Full-color illustrations and reproductions of paintings are clear and well chosen. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions of sketches are included as well. Captions point out the things that make each work specialline, color, brushstrokes. Short glossaries define terms, but no bibliographies are provided. Useful additions, though not as complete as the "Eyewitness Art" books.Susan Chmurynsky, East Kentwood Freshman Campus, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806961583
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Art for Young People Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.39(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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