Splat!: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time (Hardback)
  • Splat!: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time (Hardback)

Splat!: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time (Hardback)

Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 18/04/2016
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Splat! traces art history through its key turning points and helps to map important art movements from the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art. At the beginning, a spread explores how early peoples represented animals and everyday life. Then brief sections explore the stories of particular artists who helped to make important artistic innovations, including Michelangelo and the High Renaissance; Bruegel and his paintings of everyday peasant life; Manet and the shock of Impressionism; and Duchamp and the Dada revolution. Read the real-life stories of artists, such as Caravaggio, Jan Vermeer, Henri Rousseau, Vincent Van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky and Frida Kahlo, who dared to imagine new ways of depicting the world. The achievements of these artists and the challenges, difficulties and dangers they faced are excitingly brought to life.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500650653
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 260 x 195 x 18 mm

'Provides excellent insight into the achievements of many great artists and excitingly brings to life the challenges, difficulties, and dangers they faced' - Parents In Touch
'It is a brilliant book, full of great information for kids and provides excellent insight into art history' - World Kids
'Brilliant ... children who are fascinated by art, or budding artists in their own rights, will absolutely love this book' - Global Mouse Travels
'Describes the life, works, challenges and historical background of great artists with a good sense of what historians of nine-plus will find engaging' - New Statesman
'This would be a great gift to give to a family member before heading out to a gallery or a trip to Paris or Italy. The book is bang up to date, including modern-day artists such as Cornelia Parker RA and Pipilotti Rist' - RA magazine
'Introducing children to the world of art can be tricky to get right. Splat! achieves this with brilliantly designed infomatics and diagrams to great effect throughout' - Read It Daddy
'This book attempts a most difficult task, and achieves it: to explain and enthuse the reader about Art' - School Librarian
'Artworks are beautifully reproduced and accompanied by loads of information about the artists' life and times' - The School Run

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