- Author: Mary Richards
- Binding: Hb
Splat! is the history of art at its most exciting and outrageous.
Learn the stories behind some of the greatest artworks of all time, through the lens of some of the most famous artists in history, such as Michelangelo in the Renaissance, Manet and Impressionism. Read about their real-life struggles and triumphs of those who imagined new ways of representing the world.
Each artist is introduced with bulleted facts including their country of origin, most famous works, the greatest challenges they faced in creating their art, background information, the movement they belonged to, and techniques they employed. This overview is expanded with further insight into who these artists were and how they changed the course of art. Children can also read the real-life stories of artists, such as Caravaggio, Jan Vermeer, Henri Rousseau, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, and Frida Kahlo, who dared to imagine new ways of depicting the world. Illustrated in color throughout.
A valuable resource for the curious young person.
Suitable for ages 9-12
Grade range: 4-6