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‘We need the literature of other countries to expand our
horizons and stimulate our ideas. Without it, we are not only
diminished, we are starved’
(The Times, Magnus Linklater 29/06/05)
Sticker Art Shapes: Klimt
by Pépito Lopez and Sylvia Pouradier Duteil
Age Range: 6-8
The Sticker Art Shapes series from France are a fun way for children to discover the works of some of the world’s most famous artists while at the same time enabling them to create their own unique masterpiece.
This book explores six of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt‘s paintings. He became a key figure in the Art Nouveau movement and was defined by his rich, poetic paintings of figures, embellished with previous metals, stones, and flowers and of natural landscapes. One of his most recognizable pictures ‘The Kiss’ is reproduced in this book.
At the front of the book is a helpful page of information about the artist, his life and work that will help to put the paintings into context.
Children can look at the original work and then try out their own version on the opposite page by arranging the re-useable stickers. They can experiment with colours, shapes and composition to recreate the original or produce their own individual piece of art.
Other titles in the series are: Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Alexander Calder, Sonia Delaunay, Vassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.