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This charming book introduces one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century, Diego Rivera, to young readers. It tells the story of Diego as a young, mischievous boy who demonstrated a clear passion for art and then went on to become one of the most famous painters in the world.
Duncan Tonatiuh also prompts readers to think about what Diego would paint today. Just as Diego's murals depicted great historical events in Mexican culture or celebrated native peoples, if Diego were painting today, what would his artwork depict? How would his paintings reflect today's culture?
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours is a wonderful introduction to this great artist.
Praise for Diego Rivera
« “By establishing a link between modern readers and Rivera and challenging them to "make our own murals," the author makes art both aspiration and action. Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Kids will want to talk about the great painter, and young artists will find inspiration for their own creations.” –Booklist
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||AD1040L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||5 - 9 Years|
About the Author
Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is a recent graduate of Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, where he studied writing and illustration. His first book, Dear Primo, was published in spring 2010. He divides his time between New York City and Mexico.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Duncan Tonatiuh's writing and illustrating style is so captivating! Diego Rivera: His World and Ours was an amazing picture book! Bringing illustrations and digital pictures together is a great way to introduce the new age version of children's literature. Diego Rivera was packed with rich culture as it took a look at Diego Rivera's and Mexico’s history. Tonatiuh has easy to understand text and illustrations but they are also very intriguing as well. This book is an awesome read to help realize similarities between cultures.
This book shows how passionate Rivera is about art and paintings. The pictures were excellent. I really enjoyed reading this book and is a must read for students kindergarten and up.
This energetic picture book Tonatiuh introduces readers to a young Diego Rivera. Diego Rivera was one of the most popular painters of the twentieth century and depicted historical events of Mexican history. Tonatiuh shows how Diego was a rambunctious little boy with a talent for art. He goes on to depict and define the styles of art that he experimented with and what he would paint today. The pictures in the book greatly add to the story and make the Life of Diego Rivera more available to young readers.
I felt this picture book was beautifully illustrated. I loved the colors and drawings of the pictures in the book. I enjoyed how this book did a mini biography on Diego Rivera and his love for art. I also enjoyed how they incorperated what he may have done today and combined our world today.
This beautifully illustrated picture book introduces the Mexican painter and activist Diego Rivera to young children. All the artwork Tonatiuh does in this book represents his own personal interpretation of Rivera's work. He draws all his pictures with a mayan look to them. The big question addressed in this book is what style of paintings would Diego Rivera use today? Tonatiuh beautifully contrasts contemporary Mexican life with past Mexican life. This book follows Rivera across seas as he studies art and painting. Rivera's art was often done like a mural on sides of buildings in Mexico that way all could see. The colors and details in all the pictures are wonderful, making this book a deserving recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpre Award for illustration. This book is an excellent multi-cultural read and brings the art style of Mexico to life.
WOULDN'T IT BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT DIEGO RIVERA'S PAINTING STYLES WOULD BE LIKE TODAY IF HE WERE STILL ALIVE? I HAD NEVER HEARD OF DIEGO RIVERA UNTIL I READ THIS THOMAS RIVERA MEXICAN AMERICAN CHILDRENS BOOK AWARD WINNER BY DUNCAN TONATIUH. THIS VIBRANT COLORED PICTURE BOOK IS OUTSTANDING. NOT ONLY DOES TONATIUH INCLUDE SOME OF RIVERA'S PAINTING STYLES, HE ALSO GIVES US RIVERA'S INSPIRATION FOR CHOOSING THESE STYLES. WHEN RIVERA WAS A YOUNG BOY HE LOVED DRAWING. HE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE WORLD STUDYING ART IN DIFFERENT CULTURES. HE LEARNED HOW TO PAINT WHILE HE WAS IN SPAIN AND AND WHILE HE WAS IN MEXICO HE LEARNED HOW TO PAINT MURALS. RIVERA USED HIS KNOWLEDGE OF CLASSICAL PAINTING AND NEW STYLES THAT HE HAD LEARNED WHILE TRAVELING; AND HE MIXED THEM TOGETHER. HE DID A LOT OF HISTORICAL PAINTINGS THAT HAD TO DO WITH HIS MEXICAN CULTURE. AND THAT LEADS TO THE BIG QUESTION, IF HE WERE STILL ALIVE, WHAT WOULD HIS PAINTINGS BE LIKE? i HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS BOOK AS MUCH AS I HAVE.