Red - Yellow - Blue
Colors in Art
This fun-filled book teaches young readers all about color by leading them on a fascinating journey through the history of western art.
What better way to learn about art’s greatest masterpieces than through the lens of color? From the richest red through the most royal purple to the cheeriest yellow, this book explores how artists through the ages have used color in concept, symbolism, composition and theme. As they read the book, children are invited to wander through a virtual art gallery where each room features a different color. Beginning with black and white, going through the primary colors, the mixed colors, and finishing with brown and gold, the book presents the evolution of pigment in art works from cave drawings to contemporary paintings. In addition, entertaining puzzles, quizzes and activities will spark children’s creativity. Beautifully designed for reading alone or with an adult, Red Yellow Blue gives children access to the complex world of color in a language and style they will respond to and enjoy.
“This wonderfully exciting book teaches young readers all about color by leading them on a fascinating journey through the history of Western art.” —School Arts Magazine
Archaeologist and art historian Silke Vry is the author of numerous books for children, including Trick of the Eye: Art and Illusion and Colors in Art: Red, Yellow, Blue (both Prestel).