Beautifully printed on fine, glossy paper, this book introduces young readers to the enduring pleasures of art by showing how its makers use light. Author Gillian Wolfe draws on famous artists from various times and cultures, revealing how they depict dramatic light, mysterious light, cold light, hot light, dappled light, rainy light, light patterns, light shapes, and many more forms of light. Interactive exercises have readers look at a painting, unravel how the light was drawn, and give evidence for the conclusions they draw.
Gillian Wolfe has been the Head of Education at Dulwich Picture Gallery (one of the most renowned private collections in the UK) since 1984. She also works as a freelance consultant, and has lectured all over the world. Her previous art books for children include Look (FLL), My First Art Book (OUP), winner of the Parent Choice Silver Honour Award, USA; and Art Activity Book and Children's Art Book (Bellow Publishing), both winners of the Gulbenkian Prize for Best Museum Publications of the Year. In 1995 she was awarded the MBE for Services to Education and she has recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art.