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The Great Art Activity Book

By Paul Thurlby

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

A creative activity book to introduce the National Gallery and its masterpieces to children

Get creative with one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.

This wonderful activity book will help bring the paintings to life in fun and interesting ways. It's a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art as well as their creative skills.

Created in consultation with the National Gallery, this engaging book introduces children to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters - Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas and many others - and masterpieces by less familiar artists.

Praise for Paul Thurlby's Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian

'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author

Biographical Notes

Paul Thurlby has been a full-time illustrator since 2006. He has worked in advertising, editorial and T-shirt design, as well as publishing. His first book, Alphabet, won the BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima award in 2013. His inspiration comes from mid-century design and illustration. His style is retro-modern, with retro aesthetics and modern subject matter.

The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square London is one of the world's most-visited art museums. Founded in 1824, it houses over 2300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and is on show 361 days a year, free of charge. The Gallery aims to study and care for the collection, while encouraging the widest possible access to the pictures.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444934274
  • Publication date: 19 Apr 2018
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Paul Thurlby's books are a brilliant way to get children interested in art. He makes paintings accessible and understandable, as well as offering lots of hints and techniques so children can improve their own artistic abilities. — Parents in Touch
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