The Most Exciting Artists of All Time

Book - 2016
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Splat! is the history of art at its most exciting and outrageous. Organized by artist and covering both key events and major movements such as the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art, it is a valuable resource for young people curious about art.Each artist is introduced with bulleted facts including their country of origin, most famous works, the greatest challenges they faced in creating their art, background information, the movement they belonged to, and techniques they employed. This overview is expanded with further insight into who these artists were and how they changed the course of art. Here are Michelangelo and the High Renaissance; Bruegel and his paintings of everyday peasant life; Manet and the shock of Impressionism; and Duchamp and the Dada revolution. Children can also read the real-life stories of artists, such as Caravaggio, Jan Vermeer, Henri Rousseau, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, and Frida Kahlo, who dared to imagine new ways of depicting the world.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Thames & Hudson,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780500650653
Branch Call Number: J 709.22 Ric
Characteristics: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour)


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Oct 26, 2016

From Michelangelo, to Caravaggio, to Van Gogh, to Dali, to Warhol (and to many more) - Mary Richards' "Splat!" is truly a "required reading" art-book-for-dummies that is guaranteed to enlighten and educate anyone (regardless of their age) about some of the most exciting and culturally-significant artists of all-time.

"Splat!" is a glossy and very professionally presented book that actually makes it kinda fun to learn all the essential facts about the fascinating world of great art that one wouldn't otherwise know.

So, if you hunger, hanker, crave to be educated, art-wise, then "Splat!" is, very likely, a pretty good place to start.... (*Watch "art tour" video-clip*)

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