My big art show : A Card Game + Book - Collect Paintings to Win
This set of cards and its accompanying book form a lively art-exhibition game for children aged eight and over. Each card represents a work of art. As well as key information, such as artist and date, the cards also use symbols and colours to indicate which Movement and Theme the work represents. There are twelve Movements - Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Pop Art - and six Themes - People, Places, Objects, Animals, Story and Religion. The main card game resembles Rummy, and the aim is to be the first to 'put on a show' (i.e. collect three and four of a kind). The game encourages children to become familiar with great art works and movements from the last five centuries, and helps them recognize the styles and themes that paintings share. The cards show reproductions of over fifty major works of art, and children collect these cards in the game to curate their own art show. The book supports the game by providing further information on the artworks and artists, answers to questions on the cards and alternative games to play. (Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'CE' logo).
- Mixed media product | 60 pages
- 140 x 204 x 45.72mm | 640g
- 30 Sep 2014
- Thames & Hudson Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- Illustrated in colour throughout
Table of contents
54 playing cards and a book, plus rules for 4 more art games to play
'My Big Art Show is a little gem in a box ... offers much pleasure and hours of fun' - london24.com
About Susie Hodge
Susie Hodge is an art historian, author, artist and journalist with more than 100 books to her name. She has an MA in the History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London, and is a Fellow of the RSA. She has twice been named the No. 1 art writer by the Independent.