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Looking at Painting
     

Looking at Painting

by Erika Langmuir, Ruth Thompson
 
Explore the Mona Lisa's smile, Titian's noises, Duccio's artistic omelet, a Jackson Pollock splash, a king's portrait, an entire battle, saints and sinners, knights and peasants, motorcars and animals; and paintings on every conceivable surface -- walls, wood panels, cloth, glass, metal, bark, and leather. Follow Mickey and his friends through this most magical of

Overview

Explore the Mona Lisa's smile, Titian's noises, Duccio's artistic omelet, a Jackson Pollock splash, a king's portrait, an entire battle, saints and sinners, knights and peasants, motorcars and animals; and paintings on every conceivable surface -- walls, wood panels, cloth, glass, metal, bark, and leather. Follow Mickey and his friends through this most magical of worlds as they show us how to look at, understand, and enjoy the works of the greatest artist. This unique introduction to the techniques and history of painting takes the young reader through more than 15,000 years of art, from cave painters to Picasso. The result of a collaboration between one of the most important art museums in the world, London's National Gallery, and the best Disney graphic artists, Looking at Paintings is a family reference book to be treasured by children from 8 to 88 years old. This light hearted yet utterly serious celebration of our universal heritage has more than 400 color illustrations, including 24 pages of comic histories and over 200 illustrations of paintings and details, providing the most approachable introduction to the history of painting ever written. DisneyHand, worldwide outreach for The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Publishing Worldwide are delighted to provide a web based Teacher's Resource Guide for Looking at Paintings with classroom activity and project suggestions for students in grades 2-4 and grades 5-6 that correspond with Looking at Paintings.

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This unique introduction to the techniques and history of painting takes the young reader through more than 15,000 years of art, from cave paintings to Picasso. -- boingboing.net

When one has the resources of the National Gallery and Walt Disney Inc. to assist a team of experts in developing a guidebook for fine arts, the expected response from the critics would be that's a piece of cake. When the critics open the cover and realize what a gem they hold in their hand there's an entirely different response. This book is special. -- The Reading Tub

Publishers Weekly
Mickey Mouse, Goofy and friends help introduce art to children in the paper-over-board Disney: Looking at Paintings: An Introduction to Fine Art for Young People by Erika Langmuir and Ruth Thomson, as they explain everything from the reasons people create art (portraits, historical events, etc.) to the effects of size, color, lighting and setting on a painting. In addition to reproductions of famous paintings, illustrations and comic strip stories featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and the gang help make the concepts child-friendly. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593730086
Publisher:
Bunker Hill Publishing Inc
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Series:
Disney Manuels Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 7.89(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Erika Langmuir wrote The National Gallery Companion Guide.

Ruth Thompson is the author of the National Gallery Family Fun series.

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