In the Picture by Lucy Micklethwait


In the Picture by Lucy Micklethwait

Here, in one big book, are 10 exciting, detailed paintings, each surrounded by 6 small, close-ups of something in the picture. Can you work out where each close-up belongs? Every spread carries a simple note about its picture, date and artist. And there are lots more activities at the end of the book to get you looking and thinking. The 10 paintings range fromf amiliar names such as Hieronymus Bosch and Jan Breughel the Elder to modern painters such as Marc Chagall and Georges Seurat, and also include a Moghul manuscript and trompe l'oeil painting, all chosen from the world's greatest art galleries


Teachers are constantly on the hunt for art books with large, clear reproductions of well-known paintings, so this will make a useful addition to the classroom library... It is beautifully produced, so should do well. Bookseller The author of the popular 'I Spy

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About the Author

Lucy Micklethwait is an expert on conceiving art books for young children, and has created the First Art Book series for Frances Lincoln, the bestselling Eye Spy art series (HarperCollins), as well as the First Art series for Frances Lincoln.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

9th July 2009



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