A Child's Introduction to Art

A Child's Introduction to Art

The World's Greatest Paintings and Sculptures

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The newest volume in Black Dog's best-selling, award-winning Child's Introduction series explores the fascinating world of art and artists and includes do-it-yourself art projects throughout.

In the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky , A Child's Introduction to Art introduces kids ages 9 through 12 to the art world's most famous painters, styles, and periods, all brought to life through full-color photographs of 40 masterpieces, as well as charming original illustrations.

The book highlights 40 painters and sculptors, including Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Diego Velasquez, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Mary Cassatt, and Andy Warhol, providing information on their life, inspirations, influences, technique, and a full-color photo of one of their signature works of art. It also includes an overview of various styles and periods (Renaissance, Impressionism, Cubism, etc.), instruction on how to view and appreciate art, and information on the color wheel and other tools artists employ.

Fun art projects throughout, such as Can You Find It?, Q-tip pointillism, making a stained-glass window with tissue paper, and Spatter Paint like Pollock, allow kids to learn about painting techniques and explore their own artistic abilities. Also includes five masterpiece paintings to color.

Meredith Hamilton's witty illustrations add another dimension to the excellent text and photographs.

Published: New York :, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781579129569
Branch Call Number: J750.11 ALE
Characteristics: 96 pages :,color illustrations ;,26 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Meredith - Illustrator


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Summary

Feb 11, 2015

to teach a child how to observe & read a painting drawn by worldwide famous artists. Also explain the different ways of painting methods, colors, light & shades. very informative & suitable for children, even adults to start at beginners level to enjoy the paintings. Highly recommended & its my favourite book too.


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at DBRL

To Top