Discover Turner's life and work as you read, draw and play
The painter of light’s travel journal
At the end of the 18th century, London was thriving.
Along the Thames factories belched smoke.
Turner saw the first appearance of steam locomotives.
Steamboats soon replaced sailing boats.
The painter was fascinated by progress and the forces of nature: storms, fires and avalanches…
Turner was an adventurer!
He travelled Europe by stagecoach and discovered the works of the great masters.
For over 60 years, risking his life, he sketched in his travel journal the many landscapes he crossed.
Discover the life and work of the Painter of Light and the revolutionary times he lived in.
Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last Berth to be broken up: share a fun moment with your family while discovering the Painter of Light's major paintings thanks to this richly illustrated book!
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Put yourself in the shoes of an artist or an explorer and learn all there is to know about art and history!
Whether it is as a museum guide, a temporary exhibition catalog or a monograph, each book from the "Happy Museum" collection can be read while visiting a museum, an exhibition or simply at home.
The concept is entertaining and interactive so that children can learn while having fun! Throughout the pages, you will find some games, observations, thoughts, creations, drawings and art history notions. Thanks to this varied and interactive content, children will be able to assimilate technical and theoretical notions like “still life”, “watercolors” and “impressionism”, which are sometimes abstract and difficult to understand.
From 4 years old and for the whole family (parents, grandparents and teachers).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Catherine de Duve is an art historian and a painter. She worked for the Royal museums of Belgium’s educational services and created teaching workshops at the Brussels Foundation for Architecture.
In 2000, she launched her own publishing house with a brand new concept. Advised by the director of MAC (Grand Hornu), she created the international collection “Happy Museum”, dedicated to a young audience.
Catherine de Duve is also published by RMN, Hatier and Alice editions, and works with dozens of international museum curators.
Thanks to this ebook, the whole family will learn more about:
• The day and age in which lived Turner
• Turner's life
• His masterpieces