David is a young and restless apprentice painter who wants to know everything about painting.
His intelligent teacher, the Master Messina, invents a way of transporting David through time to the prehistory. They go there looking for the origins of art, but once they are there nothing will be as they thought. In a second adventure they travel towards the unknown art of Mesopotamia. This time they won’t go alone. The sympathetic and intelligent Angela will travel to the past with them bringing her particular point of view.
About the Author
Licenciado en Historia del Arte por la Universidad del País Vasco, donde también realizó un curso de Museología. Ha estudiado francés e inglés en la escuela Oficial de Idiomas.
Tras licenciarse realizó prácticas de museología en el Museo Arqueológico de Álava, sito en Vitoria-Gasteiz y en el Museo Heráldico de Álava, en Mendoza.
Posteriormente disfrutó de una beca de prácticas en el Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo ARTIUM, donde tuvo la oportunidad de participar en el departamento de Exposiciones temporales y en la Biblioteca. Además colaboró en el montaje de la obra Mercado Ligero de Jesús Palomino y en otras obras de la exposición Melodrama.
En ARTIUM trabajó durante más de dos años.
Maestra y humorista gráfica tiene varios premios nacionales e internacionales, colabora con viñetas para varias revistas y periódicos gallegos.
Página web: www.humordesese.com
Table of Contents
Títle: David travels to the past
Autors: Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana & María José Mosquera
Format: 280 mm x 216 mm
Publication date: 2016
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a fun and educational travel while learning art I have no doubt that my Summer Babe will enjoy reading this book. She loves art and reading this story entertains her at the same time learned more about art and its history. I saw her smiling while flipping the pages. She founds the illustration very funny. David and Master Messina is very interesting characters. Their journey is so much fun between these two and Angela joined the adventure as well. We both liked the story. At first she did not like the story because she taught it is about religion but as she read along, she is having a great time learning David and its; adventures. Though she has a hard time reading some of the places in the story. It did not stop her from finishing the book. There is so much to enjoy about the book from art history, animals at the same time exploring places that are very popular to the tourist. If your kids love art like my Summer Babe, am sure they will laugh at David's adventure at the same time learning the history of art during the past. David's art teacher looks very funny but at the same he is very entertaining. No doubt David had the best time learning how art is done during the past like my Summer Babe while reading this book. This book could make a great Christmas gift for your art enthusiast and loves to read.
This is an interesting book. It is set up like a comic book with strips of colorful illustrations and the main characters speaking with speech bubbles. The book is broken up into 2 sections – The Rock Painters and The Babylonians. The characters, David and Master Messina, travel back in time where Master Messina teaches David about the people of that era. I thought the illustrations were great and the characters were fun, but I felt like the book lacked… more educational content. I felt that there was more that could have been added for value. That is not to say that the book isn’t educational, I just felt that it could have used more. This is a book that I can see my 8 year old son enjoying. It deals with history and is written in a comic book format – two things that he enjoys. While it may not personally be one of my favorites, it was a neat book and I look forward to reading some of the other books they have available. Be sure to check out their website
Art history takes an adventurous turn win this graphic novel... David Travels to the Past By Gonzalo Martínez de Antoñana and María José Mosquera This book has two stories that explore the origins of art. Each story is set in a different time thats very uniqueness shaped art then and even in a small measure now. The Rock Painters Art of the Upper Paleolithic Period David is determined to learn all there is about art and his tutor Master Messina comes up with an ingenious plan to help David learn. Traveling back to prehistoric times in an unique manner David is transported to the beginnings of art. But a fun art lesson turns into something more when David and Master Messina join up with a group of prehistoric hunters who in their movements bring them into the LasCaux caves. David and Messina take part in the day-to-day lives of the ancient artists who were hunters of what they painted. The Babylonians The Art of Mesopotamia In their second adventure into the past of art David, Master Messina and Angela travel into the time of the Assyrian, Babylonian and Sumerian people hoping to learn all they can about the art of Mesopotamia. And when David makes a comment about wanting to learning the beginnings of Mesopotamian art the three are taken into the past by a most unexpected guide to the Ninive Library! But the chance to hunt with Assurbanipal draws David while the library lures Messina and Angela to its treasures of knowledge. But the origins that they are searching for can't be found here so when a little help they again change times seeking the assistance of Hammurabi in their quest. The art of the Mesopotamians took many forms painting, etching, sculptures, and even the architecture. Along the way they learn about the rulers, myths and gods of the time that helped shape the culture and the art. This Graphic Novel will capture the attention of readers with the 2 stories. Entertaining while educating in a subtle manner the early art movements that have had a lasting impact on art through the ages. Reluctant readers will enjoy this book at 72 pages it will hold their attention through both stories. I received this book free of charge from the publisher all opinions expressed are my own.