Leonardo da Vinci is a Renaissance genius. He crosses the Alps on a mule, with the Mona Lisa in his luggage...who is this mysterious Mona Lisa? Leonardo is a painter, engineer and architect and an inventor of incredible machines: flying machines, tanks and cannons; he is a friend of the King of France and organises sumptuous parties for him. Take a look at Leonardo's workshop and visit his final home, the lovely Clos Luce Castle. "Happy Museum!" is a series of short, interactive books for juniors from 4 to 14 years of age. Its purpose is to spread the enjoyment of art and to inspire, turning family trips to the museum or art gallery into a fun experience through the creative, educational and, most importantly, enjoyable interactive activities. Games, drawings, tips and thoughts bring the colourful 32 page, richly illustrated books to life. With reading levels to suit all ages, young and old can discover new work and will be captivated as they explore the lives and masterpieces of the greatest artists in the world.
Catherine de Duve is an art historian and painter who worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, leading children's workshops, guided tours and various conferences. She designed her first interactive work for children in 1999, a review of James Ensor. She went on as an editor and author to pursue children's art publishing in 2000. Catherine de Duve has written more than thirty books of children's art for Kate'Art Editions, Alice Edition (Brussels), Hatier (Paris) and The Birdcage (USA).