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Author Richardson, Joy.

Title Looking at pictures : an introduction to art for young people / Joy Richardson ; with illustrations by Charlotte Voake.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Non-Fiction  J 750.11 Ric    ---  Available
Edition Rev. ed.
Description 80 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents Introducing pictures -- Behind the scenes in a gallery -- Painting for a purpose : Why paintings were made -- Telling a story : stories in pictures -- Hidden meanings : Clues and symbols -- Layer upon layer : How paintings were made -- Focus on colour : Color and paint -- Tricking the eye : Making things look real -- Ordinary and extraordinary : Everyday life and special events -- The power of light : Light and atmosphere -- Painting people : Portraits and self-portraits -- Still life : Painting objects -- Magic landscapes : real or imagine views -- Making arrangem3ents : Organising the picture -- List of artists -- Index.
Summary "Featuring more than 150 stunning illustrations in full color, combined with clear, entertaining prose, Looking at Pictures introduces readers to the basic concepts and vocabulary of painting. This revised edition has a fresh, contemporary design; all art has been re-scanned and separated; the specs and captions have been updated based on new information; and five new images resulting from technical and curatorial advances are included. Drawing on the incomparable collection of The National Gallery, London, the book features Leonardo, Rembrandt, Matisse, Seurat, Picasso, and many more. Watercolors by Charlotte Voake add humor and charm. The book includes an index of artists and subjects."--From publisher description.
Subject National Gallery (Great Britain)
Painting -- Appreciation.
Art appreciation.
Added Author Voake, Charlotte, illustrator.
ISBN 9780810982888 (alk. paper)
0810982889 (alk. paper)

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