For those who loved Little People, BIG DREAMS, this new series showcases the lives and achievements of amazing men and women.
From the Renaissance to the present day, this inspiring book paints a vivid picture of the lives and works of eleven artists who stood out from the crowd and changed how we see the world.
Beginning with Giotto in Renaissance Florence and ending with Banksy’s international street art, including Picasso in the Spanish Civil War and Frida Kahlo in 1920s Mexico, Art is a beautiful and entertaining book for budding artists everywhere.
Available on NetGalley
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I read this book in the mindset of a teacher. I think that this would be a great resource to use in school, my students would love this! The information was accessible enough and not overly wordy. I thought a good range of artists were included. I loved the illustrations and colours in the book, it was very eye-catching.
A great beginning exposure to various artists and how they reflected and interacted with the societies in which they lived.
Each artist is discussed in a bite-sized profile along with illustrations in the style of their work. Readers can then research further into artists they find interesting and appealing.
Special attention is paid to how art can be used for protest, which may engage students more effectively that just discussing theory or technique.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!