Modern art explorer : with 30 artworks from the Centre Pompidou

Published 2020
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Featuring a diverse range of modern artists and their works, Modern Art Explorer takes young readers on an undercover adventure to discover the stories behind famous works. Witty and brilliantly illustrated, Modern Art Explorer is an approachable introduction to modern art for children. Featuring Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, and many more, this book brings readers the stories behind thirty famous artworks. Young readers will see art as something real, something born out of ideas, inspiration, human lives, world events, and the materials artists use. Modern Art Explorer goes undercover and turns each work of art inside out, providing children with an ability to understand what each piece is all about. Buoyed by award-winning illustrator Serge Bloch's cheeky and energetic illustrations, this book prompts children to think about how art comes into being and to take a deeper look at the ideas within each work. Written with a fresh and current voice, this book is a fun and illuminating guide to modern art for children.

9780500652206 (hardcover)
96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs ; 29 cm
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With thirty artworks from the Centre Pompidou
"Discover the stories behind artworks by Matisse, Kahlo and more..."--From cover.
"Published in association with the Centre Pompidou"--Title page verso.
Includes glossary, index and timeline.
The works: Golden slumber / Constantin Brâncusi
Floaty fantastical / Wassily Kandinsky
Scary scrawls / Jean-Michel Basquiat
Bottled up / El Anatsui
Mellow(ish) yellow / Pierre Bonnard
Gone to pieces / Georges Braque
Stretching the truth / Amedeo Modigliani
Love and a huge chicken / Marc Chagall
Wheely unusual / Marcel Duchamp
Swirling swine / Robert Delaunay
Sssnaky stuff / Meret Oppenheim
Wrestling with art / Natalia Goncharaova
Tied together / Shelia Hicks
Me, me, me / Frida Kahlo
Mirror bowl / Anish Kapoor
Blue butt boogie / Yves Klein
An eye for a fly / Martial Raysse
Dingy dreams / Joan Miró
Good grid! / Piet Mondrian
Cow of wonders / Niki de Saint Phalle
Cut into color / Henri Matisse
All lined up / Aurelie Nemours
Not a-muse-d / Pablo Picasso
What a drip / Jackson Pollock
Argh, my eyes! / Victor Vasarely
Looking a-head / Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Play time / Jean Arp
On repeat / Andy Warhol
Flashy dresser / Atsuko Tanaka
Great wall of trash / Louise Nevelson
List of artworks
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