Children's Literature - Beverly KobrinIn this and others of her "Looking at Paintings" series, Ms. Roalf shows young readers how artists-men and women from many cultures and eras- "see" the same subject. Her simple design of full-page reproduction and facing-page of lucid descriptive prose succeeds admirably. Other subjects currently include families, seascapes, horses, children, dancers, cats, landscapes, the circus, flowers, and musicians.
Children's Literature - Susie WildeSome of the most beautiful art in America is found between the covers of children's books. Certainly that is one way that adults introduce children to art, but there has been a recent explosion in the market of children's books about art. Their expression varies from preparing for museum experiences to experiencing art itself. For slightly older art observers are Peggy Roalf's "Looking at Paintings series." Roalf, an artist who teaches art to families at the Metropolitan, presents a single subject through the eyes of many painters. Her selections are like stories, encapsulating the artist's lives, hopes, fears and artistic choices. In Dogs, children are introduced to Goya and Bill Traylor as well as other gifted artists. Titles in the series include Cats, Children, Circus, Dancers, Dogs, Families, Flowers, Horses, Landscapes, Musicians, Seascapes, and Self-Portraits.
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