Impressionism was one of the most important artistic movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Developed primarily in France, impressionism encouraged painters to capture the “impression” of light and shadow, generally by using feathery dabs of color rather than outlining shapes on the canvas. Famous artists associated with this school include Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne.
Impressionists for Kids contains eleven reproductions of famous works from this influential school, including Edgar Degas’s Green Dancer and Georges Pierre Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, in a toddler-friendly board-book format.
About the Author
Margaret E. Hyde was inspired to create the Great Art for Kids books when she could not find age-appropriate art books for her own little girl. As an alternative to having her expensive coffee-table books drooled on, Mrs. Hyde designed these durable board books to introduce young children to the great painters. A native of Memphis, Mrs. Hyde now lives in Santa Monica with her family.
Other titles in the Great Art for Kids Series are Cassatt for Kids, Matisse for Kids, Picasso for Kids, Renoir for Kids, and Van Gogh for Kids, all available from Pelican.
IMPRESSIONISTS FOR KIDS:
The Great Art for Kids Series
Selected by Margaret E. Hyde
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Art / Painting
12 pp. 8 1/2 x 9
11 color illustrations
ISBN: 9781589802650 hc