What's the Point of Art?

Author DK
Hardcover
$19.99 US
8.78"W x 11.19"H x 0.68"D  
On sale Apr 16, 2024 | 128 Pages | 978-0-7440-9204-2
| Grades 6-8
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.
We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

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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.

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We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in.
 
From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

https://www.dk.com/ View titles by DK

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