Look! Seeing the Light in Art by Gillian Wolfe


Look! Seeing the Light in Art by Gillian Wolfe

This exciting art title focuses on how artists use light in their paintings. This book uses some of the most famous and best-loved artists of all time to show how their paintings reflect dramatic light, mysterious light, cold light, hot light, dappled light, rainy light, light patterns, light shapes and other forms of light.


An eclectic selection of paintings is brought together from a wide range of genres on the basis of each one's attention to the issue of light. From the dappled impressionistic light of renoir to the heightened contrast of a Frank Hampson Dan Dare frame, each is examined on a facing page through a knowledgeable but unpatronising text. Books for Keeps A fine book that focuses attention on the interesting subject of light and how it is used to great effect by many artists. Accessible to a wide age range. Carousel

About the Author

Gillian Wolfe

GILLIAN WOLFE CBE is Director of Learning and Public Affairs at Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the most renowned private collections in the UK. She also works as a freelance consultant, and has lectured all over the world. Her previous art books for children include My First Art Book, winner of the Parent Choice Silver Honour Award, USA; and Art Activity Book and Children's Art Book, both winners of the Gulbenkian Prize for Best Museum Publications of the Year.

Her titles with Frances Lincoln include Look! Zoom in on Art, which won the English Association's Award for the best children's non-fiction book, Look! Body Language in Art,
Look! Seeing the Light in Art and Look! Drawing the Line in Art.

In 1995, Gillian was awarded an MBE and in 2005 the CBE for services to Arts Education. She lives in South London.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

1st October 2009



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