How to Talk to Children About Art

How to Talk to Children About Art
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Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711239302
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Description

This is a children's art book for grown-ups. In everyday language it shows how to explain to children what to look for and how to enjoy paintings as diverse as a Renaissance religious scene, an impressionist portrait or modernist masters like Kandinsky and Picasso. Examining 30 paintings by great artists, from 1500 to the present day, in galleries around the world, this book gives examples of the kinds of questions a child might ask about the paintings such as; 'Who are the people in this painting?' 'Why has the artist used those colours?' 'How did the artist choose what to paint?' And provides straightforward answers. Demystifying art appreciation, this book reveals that the simplest questions can be among the most pertinent. There is plenty that will stimulate children's interest in art - and enlighten grown-ups too.

The author

Françoise Barbe-Gall studied history of art at the Sorbonne and also at the Ecole du Louvre, where she now teaches. She also directs an association called CORETA (Comment Regarder un Tableau), for whom she gives many lectures. She is regularly called upon to participate in management workshops, where her experience of analysing images in relation to publicity and marketing is called upon. Editions de l'Agenda de L'Empresa have published a collection of her articles, and she is the author of several articles on the work of the sculptor Tom Carr. She is the author of How to Talk to Children about Art and How to Understand a Painting, both published in English by Frances Lincoln.

Translator Karine Leroux studied art and European languages in France and lives in the UK. She regularly translates exhibition catalogues and wall texts for major art galleries in the UK, France and occasionally the USA, as well as articles and essays for art magazines and publishers.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9780711239302
Illustrations: Four colour
Size: 5.512 in x 8.268 in x 0.63 in / 140 mm x 210 mm x 16 mm
Edition: New Edition
Published:

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