Children: A First Art Book

Children: A First Art Book

by Lucy Micklethwait
     
 

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Eating an ice-cream! Playing a tune! Fishing in the sea! Following Animals and Colours, the third in this innovative series for the very young explores paintings that focus on children. Here are 18 works of art chosen to illustrate all kinds of activities in a child's day - boys eating by Murillo, a child writing by Renoir, a girl sleeping by Millais.

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Eating an ice-cream! Playing a tune! Fishing in the sea! Following Animals and Colours, the third in this innovative series for the very young explores paintings that focus on children. Here are 18 works of art chosen to illustrate all kinds of activities in a child's day - boys eating by Murillo, a child writing by Renoir, a girl sleeping by Millais...The artists represented, who span four centuries, range from old masters to some of today's most renowned painters, and notes on the paintings can be found at the back of the book.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4-This title uses works by 18 different artists to illustrate its theme. Children are shown in nine activities, from "Reading and writing" to "Sleeping." Mary Cassatt's The Child's Bath and Diego Velazquez's Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback are among the most familiar. Other works may not be as well known, but they will still delight viewers. The joyous faces in a woodblock print by Kobayashi Eitaku transcend time and culture. Renato Guttuso's more contemporary Little Girl with Ice-Cream shows an experience common to most children. The artwork represents several cultures and ethnic groups, as well as styles and time periods. Text is minimal-just enough to encourage conversation about the reproductions. An excellent first exposure to fine art, and great preparation for museum visits.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845074999
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Series:
A First Art Book Series
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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