Dan's Angel A Detective's Guide to the Language of Painting by Alexander Sturgis
  

Synopsis

Dan's Angel A Detective's Guide to the Language of Painting by Alexander Sturgis

Taking a lively, original approach, Alexander Sturgis's narrative explores the message of 12 masterpieces. Teamed with the equally original illustrations of Lauren Child, this makes a fun and highly enjoyable introduction to a fascinating subject. When young Dan finds himself locked inside a museum after closing hours, he discovers a world of art he'd never dreamed possible. An angel steps out of a painting and takes him on an exploratory tour of the great masterpieces - explaining the symbolism of each painting. For the first time, Dan begins to understand the messages of paintings and the stories behind them. It's not long before he too is speaking their language.

About the Author

Alexander Sturgis is an education officer at the National Gallery, London. He is also The Great Xar, a magician performing at the National Gallery and on television. His television appearances include The Big Breakfast, The Word and Tricks & Tracks, as well as introducing paintings to children on the BBC's programme Hartbeat. He lives in London. Lauren Child is one of the top children's author-illustrators in the UK. Her Charlie and Lola series of picture books have been made into a BBC television series. She lives in Hampstead in London To visit Lauren Child's website click here

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Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Alexander Sturgis
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2003

ISBN

9780711218857


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