13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know
13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know
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Annotation: Presents information about thirteen mysteries from the art world, including questions about the Mona Lisa, van Gogh, and the street artist Banksy.
Catalog Number: #5005415
Binding Type: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Prestel
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: 45 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 3-7913-7044-8
ISBN 13: 978-3-7913-7044-6
Dewey: 759
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Tue Nov 01 00:00:00 CDT 2011)
Horn Book (Mon Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2011)
School Library Journal (Sat Oct 01 00:00:00 CDT 2011)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 4-7

In this intriguing book, young readers will be introduced to the unsolved mysteries behind some of the world's greatest art and artists. For as long as people have been viewing the masterpieces in this book, they've been asking the same questions: Why is the Mona Lisa smiling? Who was that girl with the pearl earring? What made Magritte's reading woman so frightened? These and other great mysteries of the art world are explored in this colorful, fun, and informative children's book. Each masterpiece is presented in a double page spread with stunning reproductions, biographical information about the artist, historical context and the pressing questions themselves. From Bosch to Banksy, the mysterious life of Caravaggio to the strange room in Velazques' Las Meninas, Surrealism to stolen art--young readers' interests in some of the world's great masterpieces will be piqued by the puzzles they offer and that remain unsolved to this day.