Come Look With Me
Discovering Women Artists for Children
A history of women in art
Come Look With Me: Discovering Women Artists for Children introduces children to twelve magnificent works of art. Children will share the excitement of Sofonisba Anguissola and her sisters; and feel their determination as they play in "The Chess Player." They will relax with Mary Cassatt in "The Tea Party," looking at how women lived, and ask questions about the roles women take. Children will also have fun examining their own faces and dress with Frieda Kahlo’s "Self Portrait With Monkey."
In this study of women artists, children will become familiar with painters who are often forgotten in art history books because of their gender. All these works are striking images, created by women who would not let society’s gender biases deter their love of art and their creativity, and who, today, can be accepted as equals. From the medieval realism in Artemesia Gentileschi’s "Lute Player," to the Impressionism of Berthe Morisot’s "The Coiffure," children can explore what differences there are in a woman’s way of painting and what they see. They can end up softly with Grandma Moses’ "Sugaring Off," or they can tease out the story in Faith Ringgold’s "Love in the School Yard."
Look Inside the Book:
Author & Illustrator Bios:Jennifer Tarr Coyne, author
Jennifer Tarr Coyne is a teacher at The School at Columbia University in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Harvard University and before teaching worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She loves to inspire children to find stories and meaning in paintings. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Read more about Jennifer Tarr Coyne.
Christian Library Journal
The Come Look With Me series was created by art teacher and curator Gladys Blizzard to introduce youngsters to art. There are at least 10 books in the series. Each book reproduces 12 works of art. The series is designed for parents and/or teachers to interact with children; therefore, each page of artwork faces a page of text which includes simple questions to stimulate discussion, brief biographical notes concerning the artist, and few notes regarding the artwork being presented
Jennifer Tarr Coyne's Discovering Women Artists for Children presents 12 works spanning many centuries. Included are Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), American impressionist Mary Cassat (1844-1926), Minimalist painter Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), and more.
Ages: 5 and up
Page count: 32
9 3/4 x 9 3/4