Published by Random House, NY
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Colorful flowers bursting into bloom. Happy People dancing and laughing. That's Impressionism: lively paintings that capture the beauty of a fleeting moment in time, full of light and color. Discover how Impressionist artists capture the seasons or a special moment in the day in masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, and Pissarro. Then let your creativity soar with more than 25 projects inspired by the Impressionists. Paint a gorgeous garden or a fiery sunset. What SPECIAL TIMES will YOU make into art?
Combs the size of your bed. Fur lined teacups! That's Surrealism; strange and sometimes silly art that explores dreams and the world of the imagination. Explore a world of the dreams and fantasy in Surrealist masterpieces by Dalí, Magritte, Miró, Kahlo, Ernst, and Oppenheim. Then let your imagination run wild with more than 25 fantastic art projects inspired by the Surrealists. Make a mixed up collage creature with a hamburger for a head or a monster sculpture with feather earings? What can YOU IMAGINE?
Published by Chronicle Books. Currently out of print.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Currently out of print.
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THE JACKSON POLLOCK BOX
by Helen A. Harrison, Director of Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
The Jackson Pollock Box, an art kit for young people, is designed to illuminate Pollock and his creative process. Inside the box are materials for projects based on Pollock's techniques, including stain painting, gesture drawing and collage, and a lavishly illustrated 103 page book that provides an intimate, accessible introduction to the artist and his art.
In addition to discussing Pollock's life and work, and his relationship with his wife, the painter Lee Krasner, the book features his own explanations of what he was doing, and a selection of critical pros and cons. There is also a chapter on the importance of his move to Springs, Long Island, where his art underwent a radical breakthrough that was strongly influenced by his rural surroundings and the natural environment.
Geared to ages 10+
Published by Cider Mill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster