Earth, Sea, Sun and Sky Art in Nature by Barbara Stieff


Earth, Sea, Sun and Sky Art in Nature by Barbara Stieff

Art can be a garden; a spiral of broken pebbles or dandelions; a wheat field in a former garbage dump. It can be made of wood carved with a chainsaw or a drawing using dust and earth. It can be transitory-painted on sand only to be erased by waves; or it can be built to last, like sculpture gardens by renowned artists. Filled with beautiful images, this book will help children appreciate the different ways that artists employ nature in their work. It examines an array of examples, including sculpture gardens, mazes, land art, and nature-related works in museums while exploring the works of international artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, Daniel Spoerri, Antonio Gaudi, Christo, the Ant Farm, Nancy Holt, Joseph Beuys, Agnes Denes and Andy Goldsworthy. The book provides readers with a wealth of ideas for creating their own paintings, drawings, sculptures, and experiments. Children will experience hours of inspiration as they discover the artistic possibilities that exist in the natural world.


This unique and exciting book takes readers on a journey through history to explore and discover how artists have used their creativity to design gardens, land art, and art from nature itself. --School Arts Magazine

About the Author

BARBARA STIEFF is an author and stage director who has worked closely with the ZOOM children's museum in Vienna. She is the author of Hundertwasser for Children (Prestel).

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96 pages


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Publication date

21st April 2011



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