Looking at Pictures An Introduction to Art for Young People Through the National Gallery Collection by Joy Richardson


Looking at Pictures An Introduction to Art for Young People Through the National Gallery Collection by Joy Richardson

This is a young person's guide to art. Written in a very accessible way, it discusses art history, techniques and subject matter as seen through the paintings in the National Gallery's collection. Subjects covered include: hidden meanings - symbols and clues, light and atmosphere, portraits, landscapes, telling stories, composition and the use of colour. The work of artists such as Goya, Monet, Vermeer and Reynolds abound throughout the pages. Filled with jolly cartoons and wonderful images, this is the ideal children's (ages 9+) introduction to the wonderful world of Western art.


'A thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated guide to paintings, their history and language, and artists'

...this book should greatly improve enjoyment and understanding of paintings.

'an admirable Introduction to Art for Young People over the age of ten'

& A Magazine (Winter 2009)

About the Author

Joy Richardson is a teacher and author of children's books on art, science and history.

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80 pages


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Publication date

25th April 2009



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