In this fun and accessible book, children learn to develop their ability to see art in new ways. Each spread features a different painting and focuses on a different perspective -- up, down, around, inside, outside, and more. Simple text and questions invite children to examine each work more closely, giving them a better understanding of the painting and of artistic techniques. Engaging art activities offer additional participation and stimulation. The paintings represent a broad range of periods and include works by Mondrian, van Gogh, John Stewart Curry, Charles Sheeler, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Gillian Wolfe CBE is Director of Learning and Public Affairs at Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the most renowned private collections in the UK. She also works as a freelance consultant, and has lectured all over the world. Her previous art books for children include My First Art Book, winner of the Parent Choice Silver Honour Award, USA; and Art Activity Book and Children's Art Book, both winners of the Gulbenkian Prize for Best Museum Publications of the Year. Her titles with Frances Lincoln include Look! Zoom in on Art, which won the English Association's Award for the best children's non-fiction book, Look! Body Language in Art, Look! Seeing the Light in Art and Look! Drawing the Line in Art. In 1995, Gillian was awarded an MBE and in 2005 the CBE for services to Arts Education. She lives in South London.