Why Is Art Full of Naked People?

Why Is Art Full of Naked People?

& Other Vital Questions About Art

Book - 2016
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WW Norton
A thoughtful introduction to art and its interpretation for children, with a sense of humor
Why is Art Full of Naked People? is an irreverent and informative primer that asks tricky questions about what makes art art. What is with all the fruit? Why is art so weird nowadays? There are questions about how art views the world, from cave paintings through to Cubism, from the Renaissance to contemporary art, questions about different genres, including still-life painting, landscapes and portraits, and questions about the role and value of art in the past and today.Artists ask questions when they make art and viewers ask questions when they look at art; this book provides an engaging way for young people to explore asking and answering questions for themselves. The book is structured around twenty-two questions, each one tackled over two spreads. Through this provocative approach it offers an introduction to art history and a toolkit to enable young people to feel confident asking questions, searching for answers, and “reading” art for themselves.

Baker & Taylor
Presents facts about art from cave paintings through to contemporary art, and answers questions about the role and value of art in the past and today.

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2016.
ISBN: 9780500650806
Characteristics: 95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Goble, Claire - Illustrator


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ArapahoeSteffen Mar 06, 2018

I LOVED this fun, yet super comprehensive introduction to art history. I would recommend this to adults getting interested in the topic.

May 20, 2017

Great book for an aspiring artist! Perfect for summer reading and planning trips to all of the places that inspire creative people - Cleveland, Akron : take a look.

ArapahoeStaff3 Jan 14, 2017

A great quick read. Read 2 pages or 20. Read it back to front! Art explained in brief, succinct statements with pictures of famous art to show examples of the statements in double page spreads.


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