Da Vinci

Da Vinci

by Mike Venezia
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

An excellent introduction to celebrated artists and their work. Full-color reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia's clever illustrations and story line. Young readers will look at the different paintings and see how the artists' style changed over the years. More important, the reader can enjoy a light, yet realistic overview of the life of each

Overview

An excellent introduction to celebrated artists and their work. Full-color reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia's clever illustrations and story line. Young readers will look at the different paintings and see how the artists' style changed over the years. More important, the reader can enjoy a light, yet realistic overview of the life of each artist.

Leonardo was also an architect, musician, inventor, and mathematician.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-- Another addition to a series in which Venezia introduces children to artists, illustrating his points with a combination of his own cartoons and the artist's work. The information is basic and limited, containing no more biographic data than an encyclopedia article. However, the light touch, combined with well-chosen examples, does make it attractive and personable. The cartoons are a bit jarring, but should appeal to children while reinforcing some of the more interesting aspects of da Vinci's life. The book indicates, but does not cover, the work he did as an inventor, architect, scientist, sculptor, etc. While not particularly useful for reports, it serves as an introduction to the artist who used his knowledge of nature to make his paintings seem alive. Many of Venezia's comments about the paintings are general rather than specific. For instance, he states that the special way da Vinci placed the men around the table in The Last Supper ``gives them a feeling of movement,'' but offers no further explanation. Ernest Raboff's Leonardo da Vinci (Lippincott, 1987) gives more detailed analysis of such points and is more challenging and perceptive, but this is a useful first look for younger children. --Eleanor K. MacDonald, Beverly Hills Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516422756
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >