Was Jaan Vermeer a Photographer? Who is Banksy?
These are a couple of the mysteries author Angela Wenzel poses in this intriguing book by Prestel Books.
13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know is 45 pages of unsolved mysteries that date back thousands of years. This book is more geared to Children (as opposed to 13 Art Inventions Children Should Know) but still best for 7+. The mysteries themselves are interesting regardless that they are related to art!Tags: art, Art Mysteries, Book review, Children, Prestel
This book starts with a powerful question:
What is a sculpture?
Then it goes on to state:
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‘The word ‘sculpture’ comes from the Latin word ‘sculpere,’ which means ‘to chisel’ or ‘to carve’. Read the rest of this entry »
Straight away author Alison Baverstock answers a question we had:
‘It was very difficult to choose just 13 British Artists to explore in this book.’
The British Artists chosen represent a range of eclectic people who influences, training, and family encouragement also varied. One common thread they all seem to have is that they weren’t particularly famous in their own time. This is something that is often the case with artists with exceptions like Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Banksy.Tags: art, Book review, British Artists
Being American, I was really interested in this book. I must admit that some I didn’t recognize but that was the point – each of these American Artists belong in this book and it was for us to learn why they are important. Even if you’re not American, this book is an insightful and fun book to have. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: American Artists, art, Book review