This family-oriented resource brings together a selection of 40 art features from the National Gallery of Art’s popular quarterly NGAkids. Each feature in this lively, activity-packed book introduces an artist and several works from the Gallery’s collections and is paired with activities to inspire creative writing, focused looking, and artistic development in children ages 7 and up.
Seven child-friendly chapters discuss different topics, ranging from studying nature to breaking traditions, and are populated with a wide spectrum of artists, art mediums, nationalities, and time periods. This attractive gathering of art and information from the nation’s collection lends itself to family enjoyment, classroom instruction, and homeschooling for the young. (178 pages)
Artists: Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Romare Bearden, Osias Beert the Elder, George Bellows, Alexander Calder, Canaletto, Mary Cassatt, Chuck Close, John Constable, John Singleton Copley, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Edgar Degas, André Derain, Dan Flavin, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo Lippi, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Goldsworthy, Martin Johnson Heade, Willem Claesz Heda, Winslow Homer, Jacob Lawrence, Leonardo da Vinci, Roy Lichtenstein, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Claude Monet, Thomas Moran, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Martin Puryear, Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Rivera, Peter Paul Rubens, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Jan Steen, Wayne Thiebaud, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Johannes Vermeer, Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun, Rogier van der Weyden