Looking At Paintings: An Introduction To Fine Art For Young People

Summary:

Looking at Paintings is a collaborative effort by London's National Gallery and The Walt Disney Company, Inc. to help young children enjoy the world�s great paintings. The authors have created an extraordinary guide book containing 400 color illustrations to help the reader appreciate the talent and dedication that artists commit to their projects.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This guide book is itself a work of art and will adorn coffee tables and library shelves of art lovers everywhere.

Content Awareness Factors:

None. This is a flawless piece of work.


Parent Reaction

When one has the resources of the National Gallery and Walt Disney Inc. to assist a team of experts in developing a guidebook for fine arts, the expected response from the critics would be "that's a piece of cake." When the critics open the cover and realize what a gem they hold in their hand there is an entirely different response. This book is special.

Type of Book:
This is an illustrated book to explore art, with help from Disney characters.
Educational Themes:

Looking At Paintings is an informative guidebook for those interested in fine art. It is likely, that if you are an artist, you are already familiar with the book. The pooling of resources and talents of a major museum and a respected media corporation have produced an excellent resource for anyone interested in serious painting.

Reading Level:
5.7
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 13
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 10
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a primer on painting that anyone who likes pictures and drawings will find enjoyable and informative. Don�t let the presence of Mickey Mouse or Goofy distract you. This is a serious guidebook on painting which the reader/artist

Title Looking at Paintings: An Introduction to Fine Art for Young People
Author Erika Langmuir
Publisher Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc. © 2004
ISBN 159373008X
Material Hard Cover
Cost $14.95
Genres Art | Art History
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