This gently provocative art book ‘Why is art full of naked people? & other vital questions about art’ provides an engaging way for young people to start asking and answering questions for themselves. Artists ask questions when they make art, and viewers ask questions when they look at art. Why is art full of naked people?
It is structured around 22 questions, each one tackled over two spreads. The opening spread explores the question and answer, inviting the reader to study a full-bleed image of an important artwork. The second spread shows a selection of work on the theme from across history, showing how art can run with an idea to hugely different ends. The tone of the text is fresh and informal but not flippant.
This book is aimed at 11 – 14 years old. A great learning tool for teachers and parents.
Questions include: Landscapes • Is it meant to be blurry?: Impressionism • Is it finished?: Artists’ work-in- progress • What is it exactly?: Abstract art • Is it upside-down?: Cubism • That’s just weird: Surrealism • Is that it?: Minimalism • Do artists ever copy each other?: Pop art • My kid sister could do that!: Conceptual art • What’s the point?: Why art matters • Why is art so expensive?: The value of art • Is it good or bad?: The art world • Why do I have to be quiet in a gallery?