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A fascinating peek into the world of art with famous paintings, prints and sculptures to investigate. Flaps reveal how each work of art was made and explore the interesting details and hidden meanings behind the symbolism used by the artists. Includes works of art by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and many more. With internet links to carefully chosen websites with activities and more pictures.

Book information

Key Stage
Board book
ISBN: 9781409507741
Extent: 16 pages
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm
Rosie Dickins
Georgien Overwater

Press reviews

“Learn about art Usborne-Style with plenty of novelty elements and step-by-step descriptions. It’s arranged by themes with cartoon illustrations and lots of flaps to bring famous pictures to life.”
“...a fantastic, interactive flap book that provides an ideal first window into the techniques used by the great painters and the hidden meanings behind their most famous works of art. Ideal for sharing with a grown up but also capable of being read and understood by a child, this book looks at traditional and modern art, art materials, the use of colour, lines and light and how to become an art detective. Also ideal for any grown up who doesn’t know their Monet from their Manet.”


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