An Eye for Art

An Eye for Art

Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work

Book - 2013
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"Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and creative writing. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro's experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781480633179
1480633178
9781613748978
1613748973
Characteristics: 177 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Essays. Selections

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