Splat! The Most Exciting Artists of All Time by Mary Richards
  

Splat! The Most Exciting Artists of All Time

Written by Mary Richards
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Synopsis

Splat! The Most Exciting Artists of All Time by Mary Richards

Splat! traces art history through its key turning points and helps to map important art movements from the Renaissance and Impressionism to Surrealism and contemporary art. At the beginning, a spread explores how early peoples represented animals and everyday life. Then brief sections explore the stories of particular artists who helped to make important artistic innovations, including 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. You can 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. The achievements of these artists and the challenges, difficulties and dangers they faced are excitingly brought to life.

Reviews

wonderful for budding artists of any age an exceptionally informative art book Arranged chronologically, each chapter features a single artist who bucked convention... Plentiful reproductions make each chapter visually appealing, and a few activities sprinkled throughout help drive home the importance of the artists

...The approachable tone, dossier-style pages, and plentiful visual aids will make this an easy pick for students hoping to become better acquainted with famous artists. in format and editorial approach, [it] is an engaging art history discussion with a contemporary feel that may well capture a young reader's interest....Even the title Splat! has a seductive buzz. The book is a success for many reasons: it distills the most important life information about the artists, and present their work conditions, techniques, and details worth note....terrific journey through the ages

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Author

Mary Richards
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Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Publication date

24th March 2016

ISBN

9780500650653


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