How To Talk to Children About Modern Art

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 works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. How to Talk to Children about Modern Art examines 30 fascinating works by modern and contemporary artists, from Gustav Klimt's Kiss of 1907 to Tim Noble and Sue Webster's British Wildlife of 2000, in galleries around the world. The book gives examples of the kinds of observations and questions a child might ask about the works, and provides straightforward answers. 'The sculptor forgot to give her ears!' 'That can't have taken long to make!' 'Why wrap up a building?' 'Why make a painting look like an old wall?' The book demystifies art appreciation and 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.

Details

Author(s)
Francoise Barbe-Gall
Format
Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions
140 x 210 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
Publication date
14 Jun 2012
Publisher
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
30 artworks reproduced in colour
ISBN10
071123289X
ISBN13
9780711232891
Bestsellers rank
235,281