Thirty carefully rendered black-and-white line drawings: Picasso's Three Musicians; The Piano Lesson by Matisse; Léger's The Deck of the Tugboat; and others. The illustrations are printed on only one side of the perforated pages for easy removal.
Color superb black-and-white reproductions of 30 paintings by modern master: Blue Nude I, La Danse, Icarus, The Circus, The Sword Swallower, The Thousand and One Nights, The Moorish Café, many others. Captions.
Dover Masterworks Color Your Own Still Life Paintings
Thirty illustrations based on works by major artists of the past five centuries include paintings by Pissarro, Renoir, van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, Rousseau, Matisse, and other masters. Illustrations are printed on one side of perforated pages.
This colouring book gives children an opportunity to embrace the works of three of the greatest artists of humanity - Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. It offers to solve the mysteries of a remarkable master of colour and "finish" their canvases in their own way. On every page, there is a photocopy of the original painting, which could be interesting for children, and its simplified version to colour. A small original fragment is left on purpose in the colouring book so a child could learn from the master to choose a correct palette and combination of colours. While working with the colouring book, the children learn to see and reconstitute the beauty adding their own emotions and feelings to it, they are also engaged in a very useful developing game that involves pretending to be "a real artist". The child will paint with pleasure if you provide him with suitable materials: soft colouring pencils, pastel crayons of high quality or marker pens. Check if it is comfortable for the child to hold them in hand, whether state pencils glide softly enough on paper and leave a vibrant colour of lines and strokes. In order to colour with paints, a proper brush will be needed: tough but not too hard. Although a child only pretends to be "a real artist", this game develops his sense of beauty, and it will possibly discover his extraordinary talent. Because even the masters of the brush did not know about their gift and developed it only through tireless work.
Colorists of all ages are invited to create their own versions of 60 great paintings. From masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael to striking creations by Paul Gauguin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, this ready-to-color collection includes excellent renderings of Grant Wood's American Gothic, Winslow Homer's Snap the Whip, and Edward Hopper's Hotel Room, as well as compositions by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Edward Burne-Jones, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Vincent van Gogh, and 45 other great artists. Printed on one side only, the illustrations can be colored with a variety of media, including watercolors. All paintings are shown in original colors on the inside covers and notes provide information on each artist.