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An Eye for Art

Focusing on Great Artists and Their Work
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"Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and creative writing. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro's experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza"-- "For the past eleven years the National Gallery has issued a family quarterly that included an "Inside Scoop" featuring artists and works from the museum. This book is a collection of those "Scoops"--Updated, revised, and expanded. The book is grouped around seven general themes and highlights works from different time periods to encourage comparisons among them. We hope the book will inspire children to explore and develop "an eye for art.""--
Authors: National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Uniform Title: Essays. Selections
Title: An eye for art
focusing on great artists and their work
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 177 pages ; 29 cm
Content Type: text
still image
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Presented by the National Gallery of Art, Washington."
Contents: Studying Nature. John Constable
Claude Monet
Martin Johnson Heade
Georgia O'Keeffe
Andy Goldsworthy
Exploring Places. Rembrandt van Rijn
Canaletto
Jasper Francis Cropsey
Thomas Moran
Henri Matisse
George Bellows
Examining Portraits. Leonardo da Vinci
Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun
Vincent van Gogh
Chuck Close
Telling Stories. Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi
Raphael
Peter Paul Rubens
John Singleton Copley
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Jacob Lawrence
Observing Everyday Life. Osias Beert the Elder
Jan Steen
Edouard Manet
Winslow Homer
Mary Cassatt
Wayne Thiebaud
Questioning Traditions. Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Johannes Vermeer
J.M.W. Turner
Pablo Picasso
Joan Miró
Diego Rivera
Romare Bearden
Jackson Pollock
Playing with Space. Edgar Degas
Alexander Calder
Dan Flavin
Martin Puryear
Timeline of artists
Summary: "Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of full color images, this family-oriented art resource introduces children to more than 50 great artists and their work, with corresponding activities and explorations that inspire artistic development, focused looking, and creative writing. This treasure trove of artwork from the National Gallery of Art includes, among others, works by Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide range of artistic styles and techniques. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience in both art-making activities and making art relatable to children, the activities include sculpting a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miro's experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait with one side reflecting physical traits and the other side personality traits, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Ginevra de' Benci; and creating a story based on a Mary Cassatt painting. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this art extravaganza"--
"For the past eleven years the National Gallery has issued a family quarterly that included an "Inside Scoop" featuring artists and works from the museum. This book is a collection of those "Scoops"--Updated, revised, and expanded. The book is grouped around seven general themes and highlights works from different time periods to encourage comparisons among them. We hope the book will inspire children to explore and develop "an eye for art.""--
Subject Headings: Art appreciation Juvenile literature National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Topical Term: Art appreciation
LCCN: 2013009403
ISBN: 9781613748978
1613748973
Branch Call Number: J 708.15 N
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