Ms Dog’s painting has been stolen. Together, the animals search for the painting and find themselves in the most important artworks in history. Can they catch the thief? Why is Ms Rabbit angry with Ms Pig? And why is Mr Pig running after Ms Rabbit? Can you identify the paintings by Van Gogh, Mondrian, Picasso, Dalí and other famous artists?
Willy the chimp paints pictures that are tributes to art masterpieces, including “American Gothic,” “The Birth of Venus,” and “Mona Lisa.”
Abenaki artists Gerard Tsonakwa and his wife Yolaikia Wapitaska, working in stone, bone and wood, bring the ancient legends of the Abenaki people into the industrial age through juxtaposition of the stories with their masks and sculptures. This volume, illustrated with many of the works that have toured more than thirty museums since 1992, evokes ancient connections embodied in the legends and lore of traditional peoples.
Color reproductions of twelve masterpieces are accompanied by questions that encourage young readers to learn through visual exploration and interaction. Works from artists such as Diego Rivera (Mexico), Fernando Botero (Columbia), and Ramon Frade (Puerto Rico) are included. Background information ont he artist, the period, the medium, the technique, and the subject of the painting provide context for the art experience.