If I visit a museum, I prefer the colorful paintings of artists like Franz Marc, August Macke, Paul Gauguin, the colorful sculptures of Jeff Koons or the wonderful light installations of Olafur Eliasson. I admit these are my favorite artists. I am always deeply impressed when I have the opportunity to have a look at a painting of Rembrandt. Dark in dark in dark and it’s always getting darker, you can still see every single hair – isn’t it wonderful? And if you have a look at the self-painting of August Macke. So colorful and warm – what a contrast!
But how is it possible to light some colors up? And what about black? Is black a color? Or isn’t it? Is red the royal color of the mastery? But everything started with red! Remember cave paintings – it’s all in red! And if you think of red, what’s your first suggestion? My first association is love! Red is the color of love – definitely! Never mind, today it’s #artbookfriday and I present a wonderful little book for children (and older children like me), who love colors and want to know something about the basics like red, blue and yellow!
“Die Farben in der Kunst” [colors in art] is a wonderful book (for kids over eight years). The little chapters present a color or a stylistic device as a central theme. The explanations are very simple, so everyone understands them. And to grasp the topic of the chapter there is always a riddle or an instruction to do something. That’s really great! (If you don’t know the answers of all the riddles, you’ll find the answers in the appendix.)
If you need a present for an art-interested-child or you want to do something with your child, try this book. I enjoyed reading it and to rack my brain. 🙂
#book | Die Farben in der Kunst
#author | Silke Vry
#language | German
#publisher | Prestel
#ISBN | 978-3-7913-7225-9
#pages | 96
#published | 2015
you can get your copy here.