The Book of Art for Young People

Agnes Ethel CONWAY (1885 - 1950)

This is a charming book on Art History for children (and everyone else). Each chapter focuses on a great painting, reproduced in color in the original text. The authors explain the story behind the paintings, as well as the life, times, and techniques of the artists.

You may find downloadable versions of all sixteen paintings at http://www.archive.org/details/Book_of_Art_Illustrations_lv, and you can easily do a google search for the other artworks mentioned in the book. (Summary by Kara)

Genre(s): Arts

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Kara Shallenberg
00:14:59
Play 02 The Thirteenth Century in Europe Kara Shallenberg
00:18:55
Play 03 Richard II Kara Shallenberg
00:21:06
Play 04 The Van Eycks Kara Shallenberg
00:21:09
Play 05 The Renaissance Kara Shallenberg
00:19:20
Play 06 Raphael Kara Shallenberg
00:17:57
Play 07 The Renaissance in Venice Kara Shallenberg
00:14:04
Play 08 The Renaissance in the North Kara Shallenberg
00:15:37
Play 09 Rembrandt Kara Shallenberg
00:21:37
Play 10 Peter de Hoogh and Cuyp Kara Shallenberg
00:12:58
Play 11 Van Dyck Kara Shallenberg
00:13:34
Play 12 Velasquez Kara Shallenberg
00:16:12
Play 13 Reynolds and the Eighteenth Century Kara Shallenberg
00:15:36
Play 14 Turner Kara Shallenberg
00:15:25
Play 15 The Nineteenth Century Kara Shallenberg
00:13:39