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Famous Artists Coloring Books
Masterpieces of Painting - Abstract Art - Modern Art
Michelangelo - Renoir - Cassatt - Van Gogh - Matisse - Wright - Bingham - Degas
These "coloring books" are packed with detailed line-art drawings of famous paintings. By coloring the pages, children take in the beauty and detail of each artist's work, and learn to recognize not only the paintings, but the style and technique of different artists and periods or art.
Many of these books include small color images of the actual paintings on the book covers, so kids can color using the same hues and tones as in the original. It is always fun to locate a larger print of the paintings, and be able to note in detail the artist's use of color and texture. Kids can also let their imaginations run wild, and color the drawings with their own schemes and patterns - expanding on the original work.
The pages can be colored right in each book...or photocopied (same size or enlarged) onto heavy paper so the book is retained as a master copy. Kids can use crayons or marker pens. Colored pencils will give older students a perfect medium for adding shading, contouring and fine details. Kids can paint the drawings with watercolors, or combine both techniques with watercolor pencils that are colored on dry like a pencil, then overpainted with clear water for amazing painting effects. The drawings could also be the base for collage work with cut paper, cloth and magazine patterns pasted on to enhance colored areas.
There are many fine titles available in this series. Please click each book cover, or click the list below, for details on each book.
Paintings by many different artists are included in each book.
Featuring paintings by a single famous artist.