August is Art Appreciation Month
A child of poor parents, Jackson Pollock dreamed of being an artist. This visually compelling book will introduce readers of all ages to a man who, despite many personal struggles, revolutionized the art world.
Though Frida Kahlo was influenced by political changes in Mexico and Mexican folk art, she painted to deal with the problems she had during her life. Learn about Frida's childhood, how she became interested in painting, and about her relationship with another famous artist, Diego Rivera.
Diego Rivera was a famous Mexican mural painter. He studied in Europe, but developed his own distinctive style. He believed that his paintings should be seen by everyone, not just those people who could afford to purchase art work. Many of his paintings make statements about revolutionary ideas.
Pablo Picasso lived most of his life in the twentieth century and revolutionized art by developing cubism and working with both blue and rose hues. This biography of Picasso includes some of Picasso's most famous paintings.
In this "Artists in Their Time" book, the author does indeed tell of the rich and varied influences of Paul Gauguin's time on his art. Through descriptions of his art and information about his life, readers also learn how friends and family shaped Gauguin and his work.
By mixing some cartoons with actual illustrations of the artist's work, this book touches on the interesting information about Salvador Dali's life in a way that young readers can enjoy the facts while learning about a major artist.