Smart About Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings That Smile

Smart About Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Paintings That Smile

by True Kelley
     
 

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One of the Impressionist era's best-loved painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoirpainted every day for 60 years—that's over 5,000 paintings! The joie de vivre expressed in his work is reflected on every page of Smart About Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir in colorful, dynamic illustrations and 17 reproductions. With humor and insight, this title takes us through the

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One of the Impressionist era's best-loved painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoirpainted every day for 60 years—that's over 5,000 paintings! The joie de vivre expressed in his work is reflected on every page of Smart About Art: Pierre-Auguste Renoir in colorful, dynamic illustrations and 17 reproductions. With humor and insight, this title takes us through the life of an artist who at first was so unpopular that his paintings were attacked with umbrellas. Written as if it were a child's own class report, this title is sure to draw new young fans to Renoir's paintings.

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Publishers Weekly
The latest entry in the paper-over-board Smart About Art series, begins with the narrator relating the painter's Young Girls at the Piano (1892) to the child's own experience of a piano lesson, before launching into a concise overview of the painter's life. The child's eye-view makes the dramatic changes on the art scene comprehensible to young readers, for instance, when the narrator contrasts the subjects of "olde style artists" with "new style artists" on a spread. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448433714
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Smart About Art Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
542,898
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

True Kelley is the author-illustrator of Who Was Pablo Picasso? and the author of Who Is Dolly Parton?Who Was Abigail Adams?, and Who Was Roald Dahl?

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