Synopses & Reviews
Come Look with Me: Discovering Women Artists for Children introduces children to twelve important works of art. The Come Look with Me series of interactive books from Lickle Publishing offers both children and adults a whole new way of encountering works of art, one which engages the imagination as much as the eye. Well suited for both individual and classroom use, Discovering Women Artists for Children pairs great works of art with thought-provoking questions. Children will share the excitement of Sofonisba Anguissola and her sisters; and feel their determination as they play in The Chess Player. They will relax with Mary Cassatt in The Tea Party, looking at how women lived, and ask questions about the roles women take.
COME LOOK WITH ME: DISCOVERING WOMEN ARTISTS FOR CHILDREN introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. Children will share the excitement of Sofonisba Anguissola and her sisters; and feel their determination as they play in "The Chess Player." They will relax with Mary Cassatt in "The Tea Party," looking at how women lived, and ask questions about the roles women take. Children will also have fun examining their own faces and dress with Frieda Kahlo's "Self Portrait With Monkey."
In this study of women artists, children will become familiar with painters who are often forgotten in art history books because of their gender. All these works are striking images, created by women who would not let society's gender biases deter their love of art and their creativity, and who, today, can be accepted as equals. From the medieval realism in Artemesia Gentileschi's "Lute Player," to the Impressionism of Berthe Morisot's "The Coiffure," children can explore what differences there are in a woman's way of painting and what they see. They can end up softly with Grandma Moses' "Sugaring Off," or they can tease out the story in Faith Ringgold's "Love in the School Yard."
Jennifer Tarr Coyne is a teacher at The School at Columbia University in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Harvard University and before teaching worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She loves to inspire children to find stories and meaning in paintings. She lives in New York City with her husband.