Are You an Art Sleuth?

Are You an Art Sleuth? by Brooke DiGiovanni Evans

Look, Discover, Learn!

Format: Hardback, 104 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591310
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From Monet to Renoir and from Boston to Paris, kids search famous paintings to complete a checklist of things to find in each.

Are You an Art Sleuth? You probably are.

Each of the twenty full-page paintings, drawn from museums around the world, are fun, lively, and full of small details, that can be spotted, counted and checked off a list of things to find. Invite children to see what they can discover when they look at art very closely.

Following each close-up is an accompanying spread full of fun facts and activities related to the painting and the story it tells. Prepared by a member of the education staff of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the facts and historical bits are specially selected and written to engage young children and encourage them to come in closer and have fun looking at art.

Some of the artists included in the book are Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Fra Angelico, Vittore Carpaccio, William Hogarth, Quentin Metsys, Claude Monet, Edouard Manet, William Holman Hunt, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Breughel, and Henri Rousseau.

Brooke DiGiovanni Evans has been a museum educator, working with young children for fourteen years. She is a graduate of Harvard, and previously worked for the Peabody Essex Museum She is now the head of gallery learning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Format: Hardback, 104 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591310
Size: 8.25 in x 10.75 in / 209.55 mm x 273.05 mm
It’s Raining
<I>Les Parapluies<$> (<I>The Umbrellas<$>), Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, Ireland / National Gallery, London, England
Let’s Go to the Park
<I>Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte<$>, Georges Seurat
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Keeping Count
<I>The Moneylender and His Wife<$>, Quentin Metsys
Louvre Museum, Paris, France
<I>Australian Beach Pattern<$>, Charles Meere
Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Quiet Time
<I>The Nursery<$>, Fritz von Uhde
Kunsthall, Hamburg, Germany
What’s Everyone Doing?
<I>Thebaide<$> (detail), The Florentine Master, attributed to Fra Angelico
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Lunch Is Over, Time to Play
<I>The Luncheon<$>, Claude Monet
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
What’s Going on Here?
<I>I and the Village<$>, Marc Chagall
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Strap on Your Skates
<I>Winter Games<$> (detail), Hendrick Avercamp
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stop, Thief!
<I>The Fortune Teller<$>, Georges de La Tour
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Pesky Monsters
<I>The Temptation of Saint Anthony<$>, Hieronymus Bosch
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain
Beep! Honk! Beep!
<I>Piccadilly Circus<$>, Charles Ginner
Tate Britain, London, England
It’s a Party!
<I>The Peasant Wedding<$>, Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Where Are You?
<I>Hide and Seek<$>, Jacques (James) Tissot
National Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
Ahoy There!
<I>The Arrival of Saint Ursula<$>, Vittore Carpaccio
Accademia Gallery, Venice, Italy
Hold That Pose
<I>The Graham Children<$>, William Hogarth
National Gallery, London, England
Swirl, Girl!
<I>The Dance at Bougival<$>, Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
How Sweet
<I>Still Life<$>, Georg Flegel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
See You in the Garden
<I>The Brockman Family at Beachborough<$>, Edward Haytley
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Let’s Dance
<I>A Centennial of Independence<$>, Henri Rousseau
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Welcome Home
<I>The Birthplace of Herbert Hoover<$>, Grant Wood
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
You Are an Art Sleuth!
Who? What? Where? When?
About the Author
"A worthwhile addition to collections of art history and art appreciation for elementary school children."