If Picasso Went to the Zoo: An illustrated introduction to art history for children by art teachers
If Picasso went to the zoo, is this the kind of painting he would he do? Have you ever wondered how popular artists got their inspiration for their creations, or what they would have done if they made an animal portrait?
Well in this book, you just might find out. With over 110 different sculptors and artists, both old and modern, you might be inspired too! The way the book is set up, there is a piece of art that is inspired by both a famous artist and a zoo animal, plus a poem about the artist. It doesn’t have a picture of the actual artist’s work, but I could tell that some of the paintings looked like famous paintings that I had seen. My favorite was Marcel Duchamp. The picture on his page was a sponge on a string. You might think, “Well that isn’t an animal!” but you are wrong. Find out why in this awesome book.
I recommend this book for kids age 6 to 12 and for any group or individual learning about artists and their styles or just simply for inspiration. My class is doing a unit on art, and the book inspired and helped us. My teacher is planning to use it several times in the future. I hope you like the book as much as I do.
|Page Count||128 pages|
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