|Reading level: Ages 4 and up. An introduction to Van Gogh, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, etc. 4 years old is not too young to begin teaching a child how to appreciate art and encouraging him or her if they have the talent. This is a short book that teaches the styles, works, and techniques of the great masters and features many activities to nurture the child and guide them in creating their own masterpiece. Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters (Bright Ideas for Learning)|
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Spotlight on a great artist that I discovered. He isn’t inlcuded in the book suggsted above on great artists. He hadn’t been born yet. :)
♦ Alfred Alexander Gockel was born 1952 in Ludinghausen,Germany. He published his first work when he was only 8 years old. Mr.Gockel says of his work: “I like to touch the viewer’s soul with my vibrant colors.”
His art collection is subdivided into two major categories: unique artwork and graphics. Today he is one of the most prolific distributors of modern art posters, with customers in 50 countries.
Gockel, was commissioned by the U.S. Olympic committee to create an official piece of artwork for the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, which is titled “USOC Olympic Celebration”.
Gockel’s unique style – boldly colored abstract images lined in thick black against a white canvas – has become his signature. He was named 2011 Official Artist of Top 10 Jazz Festival and his jazz artwork is super cool. But personally, I fancy his floral prints.
To describe the man’s art is one word?
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