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Art Book Review: “Why is Art Full of Naked People?” by Susie Hodge

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This book review was written by floor manager, Meg Nelson.

9780500650806Why is Art Full of Naked People? A provocative question as well as the title of the highly-anticipated book you can pick up at Wet Paint this holiday season. This charmingly illustrated art history guide uses a question and answer format to introduce basic art concepts and vocabulary in a playful and accessible manner. “Why is everything flat?” “What’s with all the fruit?” “Who are all these people?” Covering cave painting to Op art, Portraiture, Pointillism, and, of course, the human form, Why is Art Full of Naked People? is a buffet of easily digestible mini-lessons. It also offers a primer in art appreciation, posing questions like “Do artists copy each other?”  “Why do I have to be quiet in a gallery?”  and “Do you have to be clever to look at art?” (Read the book to find out!) Full of beautiful reproductions and essential information (though not naked people!), this book is perfect for young artists just beginning to explore art history and equally great for adults in need of a brush up.

Wet Paint is featuring this book in our new holiday catalog along with a number of  other new books and new art materials.  See these featured products on our website and in the store.  

Author: KristinaFjellman

Kristina has worked at Wet Paint for over 10 years and is the current Marketing Manager. She is also an artist, performer, teacher, and generally regarded as a nice person.

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