Publisher: Xist Publishing
Author: Margaux Stanitsas
Released: March 1st 2018
I received I like Art: Impressionism from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The I Like Art series is designed to make art history approachable for all audiences, but especially for children. This particular book focuses on the art style of Impressionism. It does a wonderful job of explaining the basics for the art style; the key points that separate it from other styles, the leading artists of the time, and how the movement ultimately ended up affecting or creating other styles of art.
The artists focused on in this novel include Eduard Manet and Claude Monet. There are plenty of other artists to discover and learn about of course, but these two are a great start. Hopefully reading about these two artists will get you (or your child) looking into to other artists of the Impressionist period.
At the end of the book there’s even a little section called “your turn” which encourages children to make their own Impressionist painting. It includes some basic questions to get them started (what will the painting be of? What time of day will it be? Etc). This is actually a really cute idea, and I’m glad they included it.