Tuesday 13 May 2014

A Year in Art A Painting a Day {Tuesday's Treasure's}

  • Format:  Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 736
  • Publisher: Prestel
  • Publication Date: 
  • ISBN 10: 379133624X
  • ISBN 13: 9783791336244 
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Author  Editorial Direction - Claudia Stauble
  • Illustrator: Famous Artists
Look what arrived in the post this week at our home.  This is a beautiful book.  I have been wanting to incorporate looking at beautiful works of art into our daily routine and as such had been looking for a new book to make it easier for us.

The only negative I have with this book is that it does contain some paintings with graphic nudity.  I had a count of these and found that there are 64 paintings in it that Sir N will not be looking at.  Over all I am not disappointed as there are still 300+ paintings we can enjoy together. 

  • The book is arranged in double paged spread format.  
  • The left page contains a monthly timeline at the bottom with the Month and date, a few lines for you to jot down thoughts or use as a diary, a quote from the featured artist, a miniature of the full painting if only a portion is featured on the opposite page.  The name and year the painting was painted along with an attribution of who the artist is for the featured painting.
  • The right hand page contains the featured painting.  Most of the paintings are featured in their entirety but a few are cropped in.
  • There are 366 paintings
  • The back of the book contains a full list of featured artists arranged in alphabetical order of their surnames followed with the years they lived and the dates in the book that feature their art.
If you are looking at introducing famous works of art into your homeschool this book is worth a look.

"Painting is another way of keeping a Diary"
- Pablo Picasso -


Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures. I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books and Resources out there out there hiding on shelves and somewhere on the internet.

I invite you to blog about

  • a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library,
  •  a great homeschool item you have found and
  •  any new resources you are enjoying. 
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1 comment:

  1. Art books are great! Blogging about a book is a good idea. I might join in tomorrow. :)


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