Art Up Close: From Ancient to Modern, by Claire d'Harcourt
A fun, interactive book that introduces works of art from museums around the world across different eras and styles, including an ancient Egyptian papyrus, a Byzantine mosaic, Renaissance frescoes, and impressionist, surrealist, and cubist paintings.
Full-colour reproductions of twenty-three famous works of art provide a colourful hunting ground for over two hundred close-up details. Lift-the-flap keys at the end of the book provide intriguing facts about the works and the artists who created them.
Young readers will learn how artistic expression has developed through the centuries and discover how looking at familiar images up close reveals new insights into the world of art.
"This book is gorgeously done, the images are crisp and large and span a vast number of years and cultures. A great introduction to art through a vehicle that children will find irresistible." - Waking Brain Cells
"Excellent for art lovers and for potential art lovers; both will be hooked by the search." - Kirkus Reviews