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Title:
A child's book of art : discover great paintings
Author:
Micklethwait, Lucy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
31 pages ; 34 cm
Summary:
Invites the reader to take a closer look at paintings by such artists as Botticelli, Bruegel, Velasquez, Copley, and Van Gogh, providing information about the artist, subject, and medium of each work of art.
General Note:
Originally published: London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 1993.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789442833
Format :
Book

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Angola Public Library N7477 .M53 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Art appreciation for the very young. This beautiful and fascinating book introduces children to some of the world's most famous paintings. Thought-provoking questions and fascinating answers encourage children to look closely at a painting and understand what they see. Each painting is shown in superb full color, with closer looks at telling details shown on the facing page. Simple questions and text make this the ideal introduction to art for kids.


Author Notes

Lucy Micklethwait began creating collections of paintings for children after many years of looking at pictures with her own son and daughter. This activity did more than simply introduce her children to the world of art; it also helped Lucy to rediscover her own enthusiasm:


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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 5-According to the author, "A painting is like an unsolved mystery," a statement that reflects the thesis and purpose of this inspiring volume. Children are directed to look for clues and answer thought-provoking questions about 13 masterpieces. Works such as Botticelli's Primavera, Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow, van Gogh's The Bedroom at Arles, and Rousseau's Tropical Forest with Monkeys are presented on double-page spreads and introduced with brief annotations. The left-hand page provides close-ups of details from the painting and asks questions related to these images while the right-hand page presents a full-color reproduction along with facts about the artist and answers to many of the questions. For example, for van der Weyden's Saint George and the Dragon, readers are shown a detail of the castle in the background and asked, "Who do you think lives here?" Children will react spontaneously to the color, the action, and the texture of these works of art, and the inquiry method of observation will help them to develop a sensitivity to detail and analysis. Micklethwait's A Child's Book of Art: Great Pictures, First Words (1993) and A Child's Book of Play in Art (1996, both DK) are fine companion volumes.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

How to Investigate a Paintingp. 3
Saint George and the Dragonp. 4
Primavera (Spring)p. 6
The Ambassadorsp. 8
Hunters in the Snow (Winter)p. 10
An Old Woman Cooking Eggsp. 12
The Dancing Couplep. 14
Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadourp. 16
The Death of Major Peirsonp. 18
Christ in the Carpenter's Shopp. 20
The Fog Warningp. 22
The Bedroom at Arlesp. 24
Tropical Forest with Monkeysp. 26
Self-Portrait with Blue Guitarp. 28
Quick Quizp. 30
Further Activitiesp. 31
Index and Picture Listp. 32

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