A variety of artistic expressions invite young readers to re-examine paintings they may take for granted or that might once have intimidated them. Art Is by Bob Raczka pairs a simple rhyming text with a wide range of artwork designed to expand readers' appreciation of what constitutes art. For example, ""Art is to kneel on"" depicts an Anatolian prayer rug, while ""Art is pasted"" accompanies a Romare Bearden collage. The final page pairs ""Art is how artists get you to think"" with an image of Auguste Rodin's ""The Thinker."" A simple design puts the intriguing images front and center, and for museumgoers, the home of each work is listed.
Reviewed on: 05/05/2003 Release date: 05/01/2003 Genre: Children's