From cave paintings to Banksy, this stylish, fun, and interactive book will teach kids about 10,000 years of art history. This children’s book is the perfect stepping stone to a lifelong appreciation of art. Each major art period unfolds in a gently colored spread featuring famous artists and artworks while other spreads present specific scenes that incorporate similar details. In this book, kids will learn how the earliest artists mixed pigments; how ancient civilizations worshiped their gods; how religion drove artistic efforts in the middle ages; and scientific discoveries inspired Renaissance painters and sculptors. They’ll observe artists playing key roles in revolutions both historic and cultural and they’ll visit a modern museum to see what today’s artists are creating. Packed with endless possibilities for learning, this book offers kids a new way to engage with and understand the art they experience every day.
This isn’t the kind of book you’ll sit down and read through with your kids, probably. It is, however, the kind of book you’ll look at, together and alone, over and over and over again. There’s so much to see and read and learn, and all that information is presented in simple, stylish, and interactive ways. It’s a great overview of the history of art, and includes tons of artists, works, media, and techniques.