Come Look With Me: Modern Art

To most of us, modern art is a mystery. I admit freely that most of the abstract modern art that I have been exposed to does not move me emotionally. I find myself trying to “understand” it and make sense of it but there is very little to understand about art like this.

I really have to go out on a limb here and say that I am not the only one left scratching their head over this sort of painting. Granted not all modern art is this expressionistic but many are.

If you want to prepare you children for a museum visit where you know you will be seeing some modern art, I have a suggestion.

Come Look With Me: Exploring Modern Art
by Jessica Noelani Wright is just one in a whole series of really great children’s art books. Each two page spread has one page with a color art print and one page with questions to use to discuss what you are looking at as well as background information about the artist and the artwork.

Simple but effective. As the parent you don’t have to be the expert. Look for this book at your library.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

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