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13 Paintings Children Should Know

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People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisa's beguiling smile, Van Gogh's hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlo's depiction of herself with a monkey. These paintings and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details. The readable text offers biographical information about each artist and important facts about the painting's technical ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 24th 2009 by Prestel Publishing (first published 2009)
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Andrew
Aug 31, 2012 Andrew rated it liked it
Often it takes a kids book fro ou to be able to understand what a painter is portraying in art. Who really knows however. The author discusses themes and events of the time the paintings were painted to explain why they are what they are. Who can suggest otherwise?
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Jul 09, 2013 Vj rated it really liked it
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Published in London and reflects a British bias. I would have expected Grant Woods "American Gothic" instead of "The Fighting Temeraire."
Maria
Mar 14, 2016 Maria rated it liked it
I'm fairly knowledgeable about art and was surprised by some of the choices and some I'd actually never heard of, so it was interesting and very appropriate for the age group it's trying to reach.
Ridgewood Public Library Youth Services
A nice introduction to art appreciation covering a wide range of paintings. The whole series is worthwhile. - Brittin (RPL)
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