13 Artists Children Should Know

13 Artists Children Should Know

Hardback Children Should Know

By (author) Angela Wenzel

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  • Publisher: PRESTEL
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 280mm x 13mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 12 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Munich
  • ISBN 10: 3791341731
  • ISBN 13: 9783791341736
  • Illustrations note: 56
  • Sales rank: 15,881

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Whether it's Leonardo da Vinci's mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer's vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh's mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse's playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children. The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context. Each artist's entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers. Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring. Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds.

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ANGELA WENZEL is a museum educator and an author of numerous art books for children, including titles in Prestel's Adventures in Art series.

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This heavily illustrated book featuring the world's greatest painters is an excellent introduction for young readers to artists and their works.