How to Talk to Children About Art (Paperback)

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How to Talk to Children About Art (Paperback)

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A must-have for adults who want their children to love and understand art, this guide provides valuable tips for making your visit to a museum  or gallery with children a success. It anticipates how kids might react to paintings by artists as diverse as Kandinsky, Hopper, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Turner and then gives you the tools to have a meaningful discussion about what they see. It doesn't matter if you only know a little about painting or if you are more interested in sports or sciences; if you trust your own eyes, you can help children "enter" a picture and feel comfortable in the world it depicts. You will learn how to help impatient ones express their intuition and how to stimulate their imagination as well as their analytical mind. Sample questions and answers about 30 artworks from the Renaissance to the 21st century provide historical background, explain genres such as still life and portrait, and demystify religious and mythological themes. This new edition features all new paintings along with labeled sections for easy reference according to the age of your child (5–7 years, 8–10 years, 11–13+ years). Full-color reproductions of all the paintings invite study at home either before or after a museum visit.
Françoise Barbe-Gall is a lecturer in art history at l'Ecole du Louvre in Paris, France.
Product Details ISBN: 9780914090533
ISBN-10: 0914090534
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2018
Pages: 176
Language: English
"A simple, easy-to-use primer." —NEA Today

"Provides many ideas to help make that visit to the art museum a pleasant experience for everyone." —Chicago Parent

"Tackles what might be some highbrow stuff...in a simple, smart way."  —Chicago Tribune

"An excellent resource for art gallery or museum visits." —BC Parent

"A wonderful guide."  —Omaha World-Herald


"A simple, easy-to-use primer."  —NEA Today

"An accessible entrance to usher children into the world of art, specifically preparing them for museum visits and any questions."  —Violet

"A primer on art history and valuable tips to make a visit to a museum with children a success."  —Treasure Valley Family

"Provides many ideas to help make that visit to the art museum a pleasant experience for everyone."  —Chicago Parent


"Takes a great idea and executes it effectively."  —Kliatt