The Art Gallery: Stories by Philip Wilkinson
This attractive book is aimed to inform children about the way different artists have portrayed similar subjects. The central section of the book focuses on ten reproductions of great paintings by famous artists, with fascinating anecdotes. Containing background information about the development of portrait painting, this book focuses on ten paintings, such as Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and Picasso's "Weeping Woman", to help children look more closely at paintings. There are reproductions of each image which dominate the page, and include anecdotes about the works of each artist. The final section of the book highlights artists' techniques and takes a look at art around the world.