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9780713646856

ISBN: 9780713646856

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Looking at Pictures

An Introduction to Art for Young People Through the Collection of the National Gallery
Series: Painting and Drawing

by Joy Richardson

Category: Children & Teen Non-Fiction / Arts, Language & Literature
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 31 January 1997
Number of pages: 80

Reading Age: From 9 to 13

Description:
The history of Western European painting, explored through some of the world's most famous pictures. Each chapter of this book looks at an important aspect of the study of art, including the use of light, perspective, painting portraits, symbols in art, materials and techniques. The work of artists from Uccello to Picasso is presented chronologically within each chapter, giving a mini-history of European painting. Full page pictures and carefully chosen details are designed to inform young readers as well as to capture the eye and imagination. The National Gallery holds one of Britain's most well-known collections of European paintings. This book makes the collection accessible, not just to those who visit the gallery, but to all those who visit local galleries, study art at school or come across these famous paintings as posters or prints.

What the papers say:
Richardson skillfully selects themes and topics that will encourae children to explore paintings in a creative, exciting way. The Guardian

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