13 Art Illusions Children Should Know

13 Art Illusions Children Should Know


This delightful collection of masterpieces of the art of illusion will entertain readers of all ages. This introduction into the trickery artists utilise will be a source of great awe and entertainment for young readers especially.

This collection features artworks that incorporate a wide variety of methods for tricking our eyes, including trompe l’oeil, clever use of colour and perspective, the trickery in Surrealism and Photo-Realism. Arranged thematically, each work is given a double-page spread with beautifully vibrant colour illustrations of the works being focused on. Engaging texts explain the methods employed to provide such illusory effects as impossible worlds come alive on the page. This book is a terrific way to introduce children to the world of art and its illusions, in its playfulness and intrigue.

“This is an enjoyable interactive work of nonfiction that will have students challenging friends with optical illusions, staring (very) hard at great works of art, and, if they’re not feeling too dizzy, trying their hand at creating their own renditions.” – Booklist


Silke Vry is an archaeologist, art historian and author of numerous children’s books, including Trick of the Eye: Art and Illusion and Colors in Art: Red, Yellow, Blue (both Prestel).

Product Code 1035033
Author Silke Vry
Pulisher Prestel
Pulished Aug 2012
Format Hardback
Pages 48
Dimensions 24.0 x 28.0 cm
Colour Illustrations Yes
ISBN 9783791371108
GTIN 9783791371108
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