These beautifully illustrated books make art history lessons come alive with engaging and fun hands-on activities. They illustrate how each artist gained inspiration and expressed their innermost feelings, as well as provide a source of joy and fun.
Monet and the Impressionists for Kids — This is a book that invites children to delight in Mary Cassatt's mothers and children, Renoir's dancers and Gaugin's island scenes. There are 21 different activities in which to explore Monet's quick, shimmering brush strokes, Cezanne's brilliant rectangles of color, Seurat's pointillism and Degas' circles of dancers. Readers will learn how the artists' friendships sustained them through repeated rejection by the Parisian art world, and how they lived, painted, and thrilled to the vibrant life of Paris at the approach of the 20th century. It includes a resource guide to important museums and websites around the world. Author — Carol Sabbeth. 152 pages. Ages 9 and up.