Splat! by Mary Richards
The Most Exciting Artists of All Time

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A child who is given the opportunity to explore this book will gain an enriched appreciation of art history and may perhaps be inspired to explore his/her own creative aptitude.
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The stories behind some of the greatest artworks of all time, including the real life struggles and triumphs of the artists who created them

Splat! is the history of art at its most exciting and outrageous. Organized by artist and covering both key events and major movements such as the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art, it is a valuable resource for young people curious about art.

Each artist is introduced with bulleted facts including their country of origin, most famous works, the greatest challenges they faced in creating their art, background information, the movement they belonged to, and techniques they employed. This overview is expanded with further insight into who these artists were and how they changed the course of art. Here are 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. Children can also 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. Illustrated in color throughout
 

About Mary Richards

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Mary Richards is a writer, publisher, and musician. She is the author of Ed Ruscha and Modern Art! Write Your Own Story and was previously the art publisher for the Hayward Gallery in London.
 
Published May 3, 2016 by Thames & Hudson. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books.
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Reviewed by Rhonda Goldberg Sturtz on Jul 22 2016

A child who is given the opportunity to explore this book will gain an enriched appreciation of art history and may perhaps be inspired to explore his/her own creative aptitude.

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