Pierre Auguste Renoir (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series)

Pierre Auguste Renoir (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series)

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by Mike Venezia
     
 

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An excellent introduction to celebrated artists and their work. Full-color reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia's clever illustrations and story line. Young readers will look at the different paintings and see how the artists' style changed over the years. More important, the reader can enjoy a light, yet realistic overview of the life of each… See more details below

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An excellent introduction to celebrated artists and their work. Full-color reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia's clever illustrations and story line. Young readers will look at the different paintings and see how the artists' style changed over the years. More important, the reader can enjoy a light, yet realistic overview of the life of each artist.

Lavishly illustrated with full-color reproductions of Renoir's greatest paintings, Renoir introduces children to one of the greatest masters in the western art world.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Another easy-to-read biography of a famous artist. Full-color reproductions of 16 of Renoir's paintings appear throughout, including A Girl with a Watering Can, along with 9 works by his contemporaries. There are also five of Venezia's characteristic cartoons of speculative events from the artist's life (hiding under the queen's train to illustrate his childhood games in the courtyard of the Louvre, or greeting the public after his painting style became popular). Especially useful is the way the author shows Renoir's art in relation to the French Salon and to the other Impressionists. Paintings of the same scene by Renoir and Claude Monet are reproduced on facing pages, and do more to describe the Impressionist style than many paragraphs of text. The color reproduction is good; the typeface large and readable. There is no bibliography or index. More accessible to younger students than Rosabianca Skira-Venturi's A Weekend with Renoir (Rizzoli, 1991), Venezia's title is a useful series entry.-Pam Gosner, formerly at Maplewood Memorial Library, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516200682
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
443,165
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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