An Eye For Art: Focusing On Great Artists And Their Work by National Gallery Of ArtAn Eye For Art: Focusing On Great Artists And Their Work by National Gallery Of Art

An Eye For Art: Focusing On Great Artists And Their Work

byNational Gallery Of Art

Paperback | September 1, 2013

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Introduce children ages 7 and up to more than 50 great artists and their work with this lively family-oriented art resource. This treasure trove from the National Gallery of Art features works of art by, among others, Raphael, Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Matisse, Chuck Close, Jacob Lawrence, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, representing a wide array of artistic styles and techniques. Each chapter is focused on a theme ranging from studying nature and observing everyday life to breaking traditions and telling stories and includes works from a broad spectrum of artists, art mediums, nationalities, and time periods. Forty fun activities throughout will inspire the artist and art appreciator in every child. Written by museum educators with decades of hands-on experience helping children connect with art and the lives of artists, the projects include molding a clay figure inspired by Edgar Degas’s sculptures; drawing an object from touch alone, inspired by Joan Miró’s experience as an art student; painting a double-sided portrait reflecting physical traits and 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 beautiful gathering of art and information from the nation’s stellar collection.

The National Gallery of Art maintains one of the world's most renowned collections of American and European masterpieces from the 13th century to the present. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, decorative arts, and new media arts. It is located in Washington, DC.
Title:An Eye For Art: Focusing On Great Artists And Their WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613748973

ISBN - 13:9781613748978

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Focusing on Art

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 Copely / 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


Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent introduction to art to be enjoyed by students, families, and educators." —Library Media Connection