Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces

Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces

by Henry M. Sayre



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811837675
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 08/26/2004
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

Henry M. Sayre is a professor of art history and the author of many art books, including A World of Art and The Object of Performance. He lives in Oregon.

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Cave Paintings to Picasso: The Inside Scoop on 50 Art Masterpieces 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KellyKnox on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book is an excellent introduction to art across the ages. There is a lot of information available for each piece, but the information is easily digestible. Unfamiliar terms are explained clearly, and the writing is simple and direct, but not condescending. Sayre really covered his bases, in including art from ancient to comparatively modern, and across different media and place of origin. My 18-month-old daughter loves it and points to the "horsies" and then says she wants to draw, but at the same time, I have learned a lot as I've looked at it with her. I think every age will find something of value. Highly highly recommended.
fullerl on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This book provides readers with a quite look at art history starting with the cave paintings in France up to more modern painters like Picasso (just as the title would suggest). Each spreak consists of a full page photo of the piece of art being discussed, and a page of text explaining the art as well as some information about the artist. These infomrational bits are interesting and well written, avoiding the monotonous tone that some might associate with art history. This book is written by a man who fondly remembers looking at pictures of great art as a child and hopes to provide a similalr experience for young readers today. This is a book I would gladly have in my own library!
theCajunLibrarian on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I recommend adding this book to any collection because the pieces chosen to represent art though out the ages are relevant as well as interesting to learn about, and the background of each piece is written in language younger students will understand. Art novices will learn a lot from reading this one book.