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Art Alive! with Science

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25th April 2024

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781526320674

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Get to know more than 20 crucial art history innovators and experience how art meets science, from cave paintings to today’s advanced tech – then discover their incredible techniques for yourself through 18 different art crafting activities!

In Art Alive! with Science, award-winning author Mary Auld explores moments from art history that have expanded our understanding of the way things work, such as the beautiful balance of forces in kinetic sculpture, the interplay of light and shadow in painting and puppetry and how Op Art tricks our brains and plays with our senses. Playful illustrations by Sue Downing appear alongside photos of each artist’s work, perfect for drawing in readers age 8 and up. Following each case study, there is a creative project that applies the science learning to the reader’s own art practice.

Artists and science topics include: Anatomy with Myron’s Discobolus (Discus Thrower); Flight with Leonardo da Vinci; Light with Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro & wayang kulit shadow puppetry; Colour with expressionism & pointillism; Sound with Paul Klee’s Polyphony; Forces with Alexander Calder; Materials with Anish Kapoor; Chemistry with Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosion events … and many more!