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13 Art Illusions Children Should Know (13 Series) Hardcover – Illustrated, 31 Aug 2012
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"This is an enjoyably interactive work of nonfiction that will have students challenging friends with optical illusions, staring (very) hard at great works of art, and, if they're not feeling too dizzy, trying their hand at creating their own renditions."--Booklist
"It's a riveting read. . . the enchanting trickery includes concealed messages, upside-down images, and far more." --Arts & Activities
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Children love to be fooled--and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe l'oeil, clever uses of color and perspective, Surrealism, and Photo-Realism. Arranged thematically, each work is presented in a two-page spread.See all Product description
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One of my favorite illusions was about “concealed messages”. I learned that in pictures you may not always see everything the artist did the first time you look at it and might not see it at all unless you turn the artwork upside down, sideways, or something else!
I like that this book is a nice introduction to the famous artists of the past. These people were so interesting and smart! The author includes a timeline on some pages, which is helpful because it places the art style in history and other history around that time. It helps me to understand the artist better because I know more about what the artists world was like.
Since reading this book I learned a lot about moving pictures, how to give depth to pictures, and new art tricks like how if you put opposite colors next to each other the painting can be more vibrant. This has had an effect on how I do my own artwork now. I am using the techniques I learned from the book in my school art class to make my own art pieces more vibrant.
Summer H., Age 9, Tampa Bay Mensa