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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published June 10th 2019
All that glitters
Art Masterclass with Gustav Klimt, art books, how to draw books, how to paint books, drawing and painting, Klimt

Art Masterclass with Gustav Klimt
, by Hanna Konola, is a great, basic introduction to the works, and techniques, of Klimt. It starts with some background about Klimt and his life, then gives twelve lessons designed to inspire the reader to create their own artworks. The paperback version of the book also has a pull-out poster and sticker sheet at the back.

I requested a copy of this book thinking it would be fun to try some of the ideas with my kids, which it was. However, while this book seems to be aimed at children there is plenty for an adult amateur artist to have fun with too. If you want to make art with your children, this book contains some great prompts to get you started drawing and having fun together, which can be a lovely way to spend an afternoon on the school holidays.

There were a few unfortunate typos in the electronic galley of this book (for example, at one point it describes The Kiss as "one of Kandinsky's best-known works"), but hopefully, they were corrected before the publication of the physical book.

Art Masterclass with Gustav Klimt
is an inspirational book which would suit children aged around 9 and up, or younger kids with an adult to help explain. It's also fun for enthusiastic adult amateurs to have a play and see what they can create. The other books in the Art Masterclass series include Art Masterclass with Wassily Kandinsky and Art Masterclass with Claude Monet.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Quarto Publishing Group, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

April 2019
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Thanks Jennifer. I love Klimt and will get this book
by May Cross (score: 3|5597) 252 days ago
Thanks Jennifer. I love Klimt and will get this book
by May Cross (score: 3|5597) 252 days ago
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