The Great Art Scandal

The Great Art Scandal : Crack the Crime Save the Show

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Using the split-page format, the reader must work through the exhibition, room by room, painting by painting. Each work in the anniversary exhibition contains details taken from two, three, four or five pictures in the gallery's permanent collection of modern art masterpieces. The details could be anything - a dog's head, a totem pole or a staring eye, for example. By carefully comparing each painting in the exhibition with photographs of the works in the permanent collection, readers must match each detail to the original work from which it is taken. If their powers of deduction are up to scratch, they will be able to work out who poainted each picture in time for new information panels to be made, as well as uncover the rogue painting so that it can be removed before the exhibition opens.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 250 x 296mm | 636g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, glossary
  • 0753408112
  • 9780753408117
  • 960,065

Table of contents

Break-in at the City Gallery; facts for the reader - how to work out which artist painted each picture; the rogue painting; the hunt begins; split-page section starts: gallery/catalogue; Frank Auerbach/John Bellamy; Francis Cadell/Paul Cezanne; Calum Colvin/Ken Currie; Alan Davie/Edgar Degas; Joan Eardly/Terry Frost; Paul Gauguin/Gilbert and George; Vicent Van Gogh/Natalya Goncharova; David Hockney/Edward Hopper; Ernst Ludwig Kirchner/Wyndham Lewis; Roy Lichtenstein/Claude Monet;Paul Nash/Winifred Nicholson; Sidney Nolan/Emil Nolde; Roland Prenrose/John Piper; Jackson Pollock/Anne Redpath; Georges Seurat/Graham Sutherland; Yves Tanguy/Any Warhol; end of gallery/a helping hand (clues); the moment of truth (answers);the moment of truth (answers continued).
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