THINK YOU KNOW BOSCH FROM BOTTICELLI? MONDRIAN FROM MIRO? THINK AGAIN...
Turn art history on its head by testing your brainpower and perception on some the world's most iconic paintings. Journey from ancient Egypt to 1980s New York solving riddles, discovering hidden secrets and challenging your general knowledge.
Esteemed art historian Susie Hodge and leading brain trainer Dr Gareth Moore introduce you to 36 iconic pieces of art – including Botticelli'sPrimavera, Van Gogh's The Starry Night and Picasso's Guernica. For each painting, they revealfascinating facts about the work and artist (and give clues on what to look for), before challenging you to decipher the art for yourself through carefully crafted questions. Look at art in new ways as you:
Decode the hieroglyphs from the Book of the Dead
Find new symbols in The Arnolfini Portrait
Solve riddles based on The Garden of Earthly Delights
Navigate M.C. Escher's gravity-defying staircases
Reassemble the Mondrian
With over 300 questions, The Art Puzzle Book is designed to entertain and perplex, whether you're an art novice or an art connoisseur. Featuring artworks by Botticelli, Hieronymus Bosch, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Artemisia Gentileschi, Diego Velazquez, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco de Goya, Hiroshige, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Sonia Delaunay, Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, M.C. Escher, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and more.
About the Authors
Susie Hodge MA FRSA is the bestselling author of Why Your Five Year Old Could Not Have Done That, The Short Story of Art and How to Survive Modern Art. She has written over 100 books on art, art history, history and artistic techniques. In addition, she hosts lectures, talks and practical workshops, and regularly appears on television and radio talks and documentaries on everything to do with art.
Dr Gareth Moore is the author of over 200 puzzle and brain-training titles for both children and adults, including The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book (Trapeze), Enigma: Crack the Code (Michael O’Mara) and The Penguin Book of Puzzles (Michael Joseph). His books have sold in excess of 5 million copies in the UK alone, and have been published in over 35 different languages. He is also a director of the World Puzzle Federation, which oversees the World Puzzle Championships, and a director of the UK Puzzle Association.