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G is for Gibbes A

M U S E U M

A B C

B O O K

WRITTEN BY

Cathy Bennington Jenrette ILLUSTRATED BY

Erin Bennett Banks


G IS FOR GIBBES: A MUSEUM ABC BOOK

Jenrette | Banks


G is for Gibbes A

M U S E U M

A B C

B O O K

WRITTEN BY

Cathy Bennington Jenrette ILLUSTRATED BY

Erin Bennett Banks


DEDICATIONS For Caroline, Jack, Kate Myers, Lewis, Dinah, Abe, and Sidney—readers and artists all— look for your Spirit Animals in these pages. Love, Gramma – C.B.J.

To Ava Rose, Magnolia, and Isadora—and to all museum kids from A to Z! – E.B.B.

INSPIRED BY THE GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART Charleston, South Carolina

Text copyright © 2019 by Cathy Bennington Jenrette Illustrations copyright © 2019 by Erin Bennett Banks All rights reserved. This book or parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or otherwise—without prior written permission of the publisher, except as provided by United States of America copyright law. ISBN 978-1-7923-2291-4 Printed in the U.S.A. Edited by Sara Arnold and Becca Hiester. Design by Banks Creative. Jacket art by Erin Bennett Banks. This book was typeset in Adobe Caslon and American Typewriter. The illustrations were painted digitally. Published by the Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401.


G is for Gibbes

A

M U S E U M

A B C

B O O K

WRITTEN BY

Cathy Bennington Jenrette ILLUSTRATED BY

Erin Bennett Banks


A is for Abstracts


B is for Baskets


C

r o l o C is f or


D r o r f awing s i D


E is for Engaging


F is for Furniture

G is f or Galleries


H is for Hats


I

Impression r o f ism is


Ji

sf

or

Ja

pa

nes

e Prints


is f or Kids, K who love to visit


L is f or Lan

s e p a dsc


M i s f o r Mi n i a t

ure Portraits


O is f or Oils and

ochre and orange

N is f or

Naturalism


P is for Portraits and poses


Q is for Quietly gazing at art


R

s t e o R r ation r o f s i


S

S c u r l p o f t ur s i

e

T

is for Tools


U is for Untitled

?


V is f or Visitin

ts s i t r ga


W is for Writing about art


X

is for X-ray


O Y U r o f is

W

Y d of r s

kin t a h

a ti t will YOU be

?


Z

n i t e h Z r o f is


Glossary ABSTRACT

MINIATURES

RESTORATION

A style of art that uses shapes, colors, and lines to create a work of art that captures feelings and might not look like a person, a place, or anything specific.

Very small paintings of people that someone might have worn as a necklace or carried in a pocket.

A way to repair a work of art, or even a frame, that is damaged.

GALLERIES In a museum, large or small rooms that are used to display works of art.

IMPRESSIONISM A style of art that tries to show the feeling or impression of a single moment in time. Artists often use thick, short brushstrokes to create these works of art because they are painting quickly.

LANDSCAPES An artwork that shows places such as the beach, county, or mountains.

OILS A type of paint that artists have used for hundreds of years where pigments (or powdered colors) are mixed with oil.

NATURALISM A style of art that realistically shows things from nature, such as animals or plants.

PORTRAIT A painting, drawing, photograph, or sculpture of a person.

SCULPTURE A 3D work of art that has a front, back, top, and bottom. If there’s enough room in the gallery, look at every side of a sculpture.

X-RAY A special picture of a painting used to see layers of paint or hidden markings. An X-Ray can be very helpful when trying to fix or restore a damaged work of art or when trying to understand the artist’s process.

ZENITH The high point, like the top of a dome.


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G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book  

"G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book" introduces readers to art and terminology encountered during a museum journey. A twist on the tradition...

G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book  

"G is for Gibbes: A Museum ABC Book" introduces readers to art and terminology encountered during a museum journey. A twist on the tradition...