How Artists See: Feelings: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Love

by Colleen Carroll Author

(From Amazon): Each volume in this innovative series is devoted to a subject that every child already knows from personal experience. The works of art chosen for each book show the many different ways great artists have perceived and expressed that very subject. Author Colleen Carroll's engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark children's natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork and about the way it was created. This direct, interactive approach to art--and to the world--promotes self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artist's works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions.


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Abbeville Kids
1st Library Ed


  • 1 Joy - The Laughing Boy by Desiderio de Settignano
  • 2 Joy - Le Moulin De La Galette by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
  • 3 Joy - The Swing by Jean-Honore Fragonard
  • 4 Joy - Rise, Shine For thy Light Has Come by Aaron Douglas
  • 5 Sadness - Expulsion from the Garden by Masaccio
  • 6 Sadness - The Tragedy by Pablo Picasso
  • 7 Sadness - The Lamentation: In Memory of Ernst Barlach by Kathe Kollwitz
  • 8 Sadness - Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein
  • 9 Fear - Lemon and His Wife's Ghost by Shunbaisai Hokuei
  • 10 Fear - Tornado Over Kansas by John Steuart Curry
  • 11 Fear - Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley
  • 12 Fear - The Scream by Edvard Munch
  • 13 Love - Marriage of Giovanni Arnolfini and Giovannna Cenami by Jan van Eyck
  • 14 Love - The Kiss by Constantin Brancusi
  • 15 Love - Under the Horse Chestnut Tree by Mary Cassatt
  • 16 Love - A RedHeaded Fool by Jim Dine

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