We take kids to museums and tell them art matters-but we don't usually explain why. This vibrant, accessible guide teaches children how art can improve our lives, inspire joy, and contribute to our emotional well-being.
With a warm, conversational, and sometimes humorous tone, this book explains how art can fit into our lives. We learn where the impulse to make art comes from, what art to look at in certain moods, how to explore a museum without getting bored, and why-without even realizing it-we all become artists by decorating our first bedrooms.
An interactive introduction to art history and how the visual arts can enhance our emotional lives. Colorful, graphic layout introduce ideas in a clear, easy-to-grasp format. Make museum visits more fun with practical tips. Featuring 100+ works of art from artists like Picasso, Titian, Agnes Martin, Renoir, Barbara Hepworth, Vincent van Gogh and more. For children ages 9 and up featuring discussion points and activities.
By Alain de Botton
6 x 9 inches
The School of Life