Painting

Painting

by Isabel Thomas
     
 

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This book introduces the reader to painting, examining what painting is, what paintings can be made of, what paintings can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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This book introduces the reader to painting, examining what painting is, what paintings can be made of, what paintings can show, differences in size, technique and style, historical and modern examples, and examples from different cultures.

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Children's Literature - Susan Cotter
What child is not interested in art? Using few words but bright, bold photographs, this informational text covers many painting-related topics, from how an artist uses color to produce certain feelings or moods to making a first foray into painting. Diverse examples of painting are shown, from delicate Chinese silk painting to wall art, realistic to abstract, ancient to modern. Using only two sentences per page, readers are introduced to the world of painting. The book encourages youngsters to explore different techniques artists use to create different looks or feelings and asks readers to reflect as to why they think the artist chose to do it that way. At the end, a simple activity to get children started on painting is offered. In just four short steps, a budding artist can create his own masterpiece. Contains a table of contents, a glossary, an index and additional books and websites to visit for more information. Reviewer: Susan Cotter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432950255
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Start with Art
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Isabel Thomas studied Human Sciences at Oxford University before working in the wonderful world of children's publishing. She has written dozens of books for children and teenagers, and is a trained literacy tutor. Isabel lives in Cambridge, UK, with her husband and three rambunctious sons.

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