My Big Art Show

My big art show

A Card Game + Book - Collect Paintings to Win

(includes a 60 page paperback and 54 cards)
  1. Susie Hodge
  • ISBN 9780500650394
  • 14.00 x 20.40 cm
  • box set
  • 60pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2014

A fun-to-play book and card game that gives children the chance to make their own exhibitions

My Big Art Show

This set of cards and its accompanying book form a lively art-exhibition game for children aged eight and over. Each card reproduces one of fifty major works of art by Michelangelo, Velázquez, Degas, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Dalí, Warhol and others.

As well as key information, such as artist and date, the cards also use symbols and colours to indicate which Movement and Theme the work represents. There are twelve Movements – Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism and Pop Art – and six Themes – People, Places, Objects, Animals, Story and Religion.

The aim is to be the first to ‘put on a show’ (i.e. collect three and four of a kind). The book supports the game by providing further information on the artworks and artists, answers to questions on the cards and alternative games to play.

Susie Hodge has written over seventy books, many about art for children. She is the author of Thames & Hudson’s well-received book on contemporary art, Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That.