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Look! Really Smart Art

by Gillian Wolfe

Part of the Look! Series

Look! Really Smart Art Synopsis

In the fifth book of her outstanding, award-winning series for children on art, Gillian Wolfe explores all the tricks of the trade that artists use to deceive or trick the eye. The book reproduces paintings and other images which vividly illustrate such effects as tromp l'oeil, simulating movement, eyes following the viewer, surrealism, creating texture, theatrical use of light, multiple viewpoints, colour effects such as pointilism, visual suggestion and many more tricks. Artists represented include Escher, Hockney, Chagall, Pollock, Durer, Seurat, Dali, Van Dyck, Lichtenstein and others, as well as an example of Australian Aboriginal art. The author's highly informative text highlights the techniques used by the artists and effectively communicates her enthusiasm for the art. This makes an ideal introduction to a very wide range of art for readers young and old and draws on the author's great experience of educating children about art.

Look! Really Smart Art Press Reviews

'I am very impressed . . . A fascinating insight into the world of artists, and inspiration for all of us, especially with the activity suggestions.' `A fascinating book. ... This is a really clever way to draw children (and adults) into the intricacies of art.' `This intriguing fifth book in the Look! art series is every bit as good as its predecessors.' `Brilliant.' ... `Immensely enjoyable for adults too.' `An excellent book . . . to support learning about art and artists.' `A fascinating book. ... This is a really clever way to draw children (and adults) into the intricacies of art.' `An excellent book . . . to support learning about art and artists.' `Brilliant.' ... `Immensely enjoyable for adults too.'

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847804143
Publication date: 1st February 2013
Author: Gillian Wolfe
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 48 pages
Categories: Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage),

About Gillian Wolfe

Gillian Wolfe CBE is Director of Learning and Public Affairs at Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the most renowned private collections in the UK. She also works as a freelance consultant, and has lectured all over the world. Her previous art books for children include My First Art Book, winner of the Parent Choice Silver Honour Award, USA; and Art Activity Book and Children's Art Book, both winners of the Gulbenkian Prize for Best Museum Publications of the Year. Her titles with Frances Lincoln include Look! Zoom in on Art, which won the English Association's Award for the best children's ...

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