My grandfather used to tell me that babies needed to look at high-contrast images for their eyes to develop properly. Turns out that little bit of information is not entirely accurate. Babies prefer to look at high-contrast images because their eyes still haven’t developed fully, but they can see quite a bit and don’t really need to look at high-contrast images for their eyes to develop. If you’d like to read more, click here.
They still prefer to look at high-contrast images, and so for those of you who have an infant or know someone who is expecting, this book could be a good gift idea.
This book has no words, just a bunch of high-contrast images from a few great contemporary artists. Some of the artists included are Keith Haring (Radiant Baby shown on the front cover), Julian Opie, Bridget Riley, and Josef Albers.
The images were chosen wisely – there are faces, animals, (see the duck above), as well as some abstract images. Even my two-year-old had fun with this book. I especially enjoyed it because I felt like I was exposing him to a tiny bit of contemporary art, just on his level.