Why is Art Full of Naked People?

Why is art full of naked people?

& other vital questions about art

  1. written by Susie Hodge
  2. Illustrated by Claire Goble
  • ISBN 9780500650806
  • 26.30 x 19.00 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 96pp
  • illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2016

An irreverent but informative primer that addresses the common questions on what makes art art – both an introduction to art history and a toolkit to enable young people to feel confident asking about art and to begin to enjoy and truly appreciate it

For ages 7+

Why is Art Full of Naked People?

‘The question bubbles recur throughout the book, encouraging a child to dip in as the mood takes them, and helping them stimulate and support their thinking’ – The Independent
‘Primarily aimed at children, this absorbing and entertaining book from the always interesting Susie Hodge … sets out to answer the sort of questions many adults would like to ask as well’– The Artist

Why is art full of naked people?
Is it finished?
What’s with all the fruit?
Why is art so expensive?
And why do I have to be quiet in a gallery?

Why is Art Full of Naked People? answers children’s most common questions about the visual arts, exploring the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of topics ranging from cave paintings to Cubism, and from the Renaissance to contemporary art.

The book is structured around 22 topics, each addressed over two spreads. There are questions about how art presents the world, questions on different genres, and questions about the role and value of art in the past and today.

Susie Hodge has written more than 70 books, many about art for children. Among her books are Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, Art in Detail and My Big Art Show, all published by Thames & Hudson.