Art Book Review ~ ‘The Impressionists’
Boolino got in touch to ask if I’d like to review a book about the group of artists known collectively as the Impressionists. And I thought it would be fun to read an arty book because our daughter had been learning about Van Gogh. (Though I didn’t realise he was an Impressionist until we read the book!)
So, quite apart from being artists, what or who were the Impressionists?
The features of the book
This book tells you in very simplistic terms that they were a group of artists that “painted their impressions and feelings about the world around them”, and it’s ideal for children or indeed for anyone looking for an introduction to the history of art.
It also has good, evenly spread pictures of some of the artists’ works. Though with it being a book focussing specifically on art, it would have been better if the pictures were bigger in order to get a good feel of the pieces.
The little sections on each artist add insight to their world and their methods of painting.
The book provides a quick read and is something you can dip in and out of to ponder the paintings featured. In that sense, it would make a good coffee table book.
What age group is it for?
I can see how this book would appeal to all ages. One feature that was very quirky and made the book stand out were the silhouette pages which appealed to our daughter. And for me, they added a little something to the experience of learning about the Impressionists.
The fact the book is spine-bound and sturdy adds to the value of the RRP of £8.99.
*I was sent this book free of charge to review but all opinions are my own.
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