13 Art Illusions Children Should Know (13 Children Should Know)
13 Art Illusions Children Should Know (13 Children Should Know)
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13 Art Illusions Children Should Know (13 Children Should Know)

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Author: Silke Vry

Brand: Penguin Random House

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  • Children Should Know Series

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 48

Release Date: 25-09-2012

Details: Product Description Children love to be fooled―and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe l’oeil, clever uses of color and perspective, Surrealism, and Photo-Realism. Arranged thematically, each work is presented in a two-page spread. Lively texts explain the methods the artists employed to shape their illusions. Reproduced in vibrant color, these pieces of ripe fruit, blooming flowers, a half-opened curtain, flickering lines, and impossible worlds come alive on the page, providing hours of absorbing fun as readers are drawn into the stories behind their creation. Playful, intriguing, and educational, these great illusions are a terrific way to introduce children to the world of art. From Booklist Books can play an important role in fostering an appreciation of art in children; this title uses the irresistible hook of optical illusions and trickery to pique young readers’ curiosity in various genres of the visual arts. The illusions described and pictured are arranged chronologically beginning with ancient Greece and spanning all the way to modern Op Art. Classic techniques such as the French style of realism called trompe l’oeil are described, but also included are some basic painting methods, such as atmospheric perspective and contrast of light and darkness. A glossary of artists’ names and art jargon is included in the appendix, and quiz questions that test powers of mathematical reasoning are found in the marginalia. This is an enjoyably interactive work of nonfiction that will have students challenging friends with optical illusions, staring (very) hard at great works of art, and, if they’re not feeling too dizzy, trying their hand at creating their own renditions. Grades 4-8. --Anderson, Erin Review “This is an enjoyably interactive work of nonfiction that will have students challenging friends with optical illusions, staring (very) hard at great works of art, and, if they’re not feeling too dizzy, trying their hand at creating their own renditions.” ―Booklist "It's a riveting read. . . the enchanting trickery includes concealed messages, upside-down images, and far more." ―Arts & Activities From the Inside Flap Children love to be fooled―and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe l’oeil, clever uses of color and perspective, Surrealism, and Photo-Realism. Arranged thematically, each work is presented in a two-page spread.

Package Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.5 x 0.5 inches

Languages: English