What's the Point of Art?

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Pub Date Apr 16 2024 | Archive Date Not set
DK | DK Children

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Get ready for a fun-filled journey through art, and discover why we make it and why it matters.

What's the Point of Art? reveals how art has changed the world, one artistic movement at a time, and it is guaranteed to inspire, surprise, and entertain everybody who picks it up.

Why is art important? What's so great about it? In this book, children will see the world through famous artists' eyes, learning what inspired them to make art. If you want to learn why art has the power to be beautiful, shocking, entertaining, and even political, this is the place to start.

This art guide for children offers: 

- An exploration to the reasons behind art, from religious devotion to challenging the status quo.
- A great introduction to art and artists for children aged 9+ who are interested in the subject.
- Illustrations and life stories of male and female artists from all around the world.

Did you know that early humans spent a great deal of time on their cave paintings? And that before cameras were invented, the only way to record your face was to sit for a portrait? Many artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo, used art as a language to express their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. 

Explore how artists were inspired by the world around them, how their techniques and styles evolved over time, and how their art changed the world. This art guide is a great way to encourage kids to notice art wherever they go.
Get ready for a fun-filled journey through art, and discover why we make it and why it matters.

What's the Point of Art? reveals how art has changed the world, one artistic movement at a time, and it...

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A must-have for a classroom, a library or anyone interested in art! Packed with vibrant illustrations and bits of information about art in all its forms. Answers many questions children (and adults) have about art. I will definitely add this to my elementary school library!

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The cover of this boook will draw readers right in. Here, there are already ideas about the role of art. Open the book and read the beginning section on some points about the importance of art. Next find a beginner’s history of art. It starts with Ancient Art and moves right through up to Contemporary Art.

Throughout, this book is appealingly and colorfully illustrated. Adults (and some kids) will enjoy seeing what is on each page. For example, at the very beginning, readers can see Monet at work.

The text is full of information and features many places and cultures. It does not overwhelm but, I think, offers enough to intrigue children.

I wish that someone had gifted me a book like this when I was younger. Even as an adult I love it. I learned a lot in these pages. Very highly recommended.

Many thanks to NetGalley and DK Children for this title. All opinions are my own.

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This is an absolute must in any art classroom. I read this tonight with my 9 year old who loves art and we really enjoyed it together. I recieved this as an ARC from net galley for my honest review

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Beautifully interested. A great look at the various kinds of art and their importance for kids to understand better. My daughter loved it.

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