Animals in Art

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Few subjects have more immediate appeal to children than animals, and few methods of teaching students to appreciate fine art have proven more successful than those of educator Gladys S. Blizzard. In COME LOOK WITH ME: ANIMALS IN ART, she makes the most of children's natural curiosity about animals to introduce them not only to twelve magnificent works of art, but also to a whole new way of encountering art. Using an approach which is as fun as it is effective, the author deftly guides her young audience toward ...

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Overview

Few subjects have more immediate appeal to children than animals, and few methods of teaching students to appreciate fine art have proven more successful than those of educator Gladys S. Blizzard. In COME LOOK WITH ME: ANIMALS IN ART, she makes the most of children's natural curiosity about animals to introduce them not only to twelve magnificent works of art, but also to a whole new way of encountering art. Using an approach which is as fun as it is effective, the author deftly guides her young audience toward their own understanding of and delight in the world of art. The works featured in ANIMALS IN ART represent a variety of styles which students will encounter again in museums and in books: the muscular realism of Rosa Bonheur's "The Horse Fair", the delicate romanticism of Martin Johnson Heade's "Cattleya Orchid" and "Three Brazilian Hummingbirds," the bold abstraction of Henri Matisse's "The Snail." They also represent an intriguing menagerie of beasts, from the mysterious deer and horses stampeding across the wall of Lascaux cave to Paul Klee's whimsical heart-nosed cat dreaming of a bird.

Presents twelve color reproductions of paintings of animals by such artists as Albrecht Dèurer, Paul Klee, and Robert Rauschenberg, with questions to stimulate discussion and background information on each artist and painting.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Author Jean S. Tucker notes that a photograph "is at once a likeness and an interpretation...both a mirror image of what [the photographer] has seen and a window through which we see the world." Ms. Tucker asks open-ended questions about the dozen pictures she's selected to help children interpret the "framed" worlds. She also provides background information on the photos and the photographers to enhance the discussion that her questions stimulate. The full-page black-and-white and color portraits, of children alone or in groups, include Alfred Eisenstaedt's joyful "Drum Major with Children." Enjoying Art with Children, Exploring Landscape Art with Children, Animals in Art, Native American Art, and World of Play complete the series.1994, Lickle, Ages 8 up, $13.95. Reviewer: Beverly Kobrin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565660137
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Series: Come Look with Me Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,479,975
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

The "Come Look with Me" series was created by Gladys S. Blizzard, whose experiences as an art teacher and work as a curator of education at Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia served as the basis for this educational style.

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