THE ARTS
Richards, Mary

Splat!: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time

(3) 4-6 Filled with copious captioned reproductions and photographs, this is a fascinating, perusable survey of twenty important painters and sculptors, from Michelangelo to Warhol. Four-page sections covering the artist's background, big ideas, challenges, art movement, techniques, and influences emphasize his or her overall contributions to the art world. Occasional "How to..." sidebars encourage practicing techniques. Notable contemporary artists are annotated at the end. Glos., ind.

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