STEAM | 15 July 2016Explore Classic Art In a New Way! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest How familiar are you with classic painters like Renoir, Seurat, or Manet? Are You an Art Sleuth goes through timeless pieces by these and many other classic painters, making the reader take a second look at some of the less known details in their work. As described on the cover, the three things Brooke DiGiovanni Evans guides her readers to do is look, discover, and inspire. Accompanying pages full of paintings are lists of objects for the reader to try and find. Though it’s made to be engaging for children, it’s captivating for art fans of all ages! It’s easy for any of us to gloss over some important aspects of paintings, especially if it’s one of the first time seeing an piece, and who can blame you? It’s easy to see the beauty of these paintings without looking to close. For example, here’s Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of LA Grande Jatte below. LOOK! Now take a second look… Have you ever noticed the monkey that the women in the purple dress is walking? Can you find the trumpet player? These are a couple of examples of how the book acts as a visual guide, giving small challenges to help the reader look deeper into classic masterpieces. The book provides large spreads of paintings like this, taking up at least a whole page! DISCOVER! These paintings are snapshots of the past! Discover how people dressed in the 1800s in Paris, what a small town in the Netherlands looked like during winter in the 17th century, or people fishing in Britain three hundred years ago! See how life was different back in the time of these great painters, and discover the ways it wasn’t. A picture’s worth a thousand words right? INSPIRE! Along with encouraging the reader to look at paintings like an “art sleuth” would, the book also gives perspective on the artists techniques. For example blurb’s like the one below that talk about certain aspects of the artists piece. How can you change the height and angle from the viewers perspective. Get inspiration of things to take note of in pieces you’ve made. Learn what some of these artists painted, and try painting your own town, park, or beach. Maybe being able to identify what makes some of these classics so incredible will inspire you to try creating your own! With 21 timeless paintings from 20 different museums, this unique collection provides hours of entertainment, with something from all walks of the world of fine art. From impressions, to still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and social scenes, see the world captured in 21 different perspectives- but most importantly- learn how to really see each of them! Are You an Art Sleuth Explore, Discover, Inspire! Author: Brooke DiGiovanni Evans Format: Hardcover, 103 Pages ISBN: 9781631591310 Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Buy from an Online Retailer Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.