Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) (2 Cassettes)

Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) (2 Cassettes)

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by Kathleen Krull, Melissa Hughes, John C. Brown
     
 

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Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live next door to a world-renowned artist? Here, neighbors of such celebrities as Michelangelo and Picasso, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Poe, and Dickens offer you the inside scoop on the people next door. 2 cassettes.  See more details below

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Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live next door to a world-renowned artist? Here, neighbors of such celebrities as Michelangelo and Picasso, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Poe, and Dickens offer you the inside scoop on the people next door. 2 cassettes.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpThis unabridged recording of the book by Kathleen Krull (Harcourt, 1995) is read by John C. Brown and Melissa Hughes. There are biographies of 20 artists from a variety of nations and schools, but the majority are Western European or American. Those included are Michelangelo, DaVinci, Bruegel, Anguissola, Rembrandt, Hokusai, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Kollwitz, Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Duchamp, O'Keeffe, Johnson, Dali, Noguchi, Rivera, Kahlo, and Warhohl. The mini-biographies, about six minutes each, cover traditional information about the artists and their works as well as unusual gossipy tidbits about the artists' personalities. Each section concludes with a list of art works. The narration is clear and interesting. Art teachers could use the tapes to introduce the artists, possibly supplemented with visuals of their works. The tape could also be used in part as a teaser for further research or to promote reading of the book.Sue Davis, Cedar Falls High School, IA

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ISBN-13:
9781883332259
Publisher:
Audio Bookshelf
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Lives of... Series
Edition description:
2 Cassettes
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 6.29(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, everyone has heard of them. Maybe not everyone has heard of Sofonisba Anguissola, Katsushika Hokusai, or Isamu Noguchi. Lives of the Artists is all about the people that went from rags to riches or stayed poor and had to sell paintings for necessities, but no one wanted to buy them because they weren¿t very good. It tells about their life before they became famous, their life being famous, and some little details in between. Even if nobody liked their paintings and they weren¿t being sold, after their death, someone would finally realize how the paintings changed the way people draw today. I would highly recommend this book because it is filled with very interesting details about the different artists and how their lives were filled with unpredictable events. Most of the artists in the book knew another artist and was good friends with him/her. Michelangelo was good friends with Leonardo Da Vinci and sometimes they were even enemies, but they had some good times together. Isamu Noguchi knew Frida Kahlo, but Diego Rivera, her partner, didn¿t like it and actually threatened Noguchi with a gun involved. Many of the artists went to France to study art and died there. Mary Cassatt moved there early in her life, and died there in 1926. Leonardo Da Vinci moved to France to paint a picture for the King of France and died in 1519. Vincent Van Gogh moved to France and lived in a four-room apartment, he died there in 1890. Almost all of the artists lived somewhere other than the United States. Rembrandt Van Rijn was born in Leiden, Holland and he also died there in 1669. Marc Chagall was born in Pestkovatik, Russia, but moved to France and died there in 1985. Michelangelo Buonarroti was born and died in Italy. These people didn¿t become famous the first time they picked up a brush they practiced until they were good enough for art dealers to sell their art. Lives of the Artists is all about the interesting lives of famous artists that people may or may not have heard of. I recommend this book to anyone interested in famous artists such Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, or maybe even Katsushika Hokusai. E. Gray
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