What Adults Don't Know About Art, published by The School of Life, reveals what adults don't know about art, even if they claim to! This encouraging book answers questions about how art fits into our lives, where the desire to make art comes from, what art is worth enjoying and in what mood – and of course the most important one: how to visit museums without getting bored. The fun and informative guide is aimed at children, but suitable for child-minded adults too.
Everyone tells children that art matters – but the truth is that very often it’s hard to know why it really does. Museum visits can feel like a chore as does having to learn the names of the big artists we’re meant to love, but perhaps don’t quite in the way we’re supposed to. This is a huge pity because, grasped the right way, art has a deep capacity to improve our lives and offer us a sense of joy and mental well-being.
Here is a guide to art for children with a difference. In a tone that’s kindly, informative, unstuffy and at times rightly irreverent, this book explains how art can fit into our lives.