Thursday, February 17, 2011

Introducing Picasso

Picasso is our Great Artist for the month of February. I was lucky to find two wonderful books to use to introduce him. The first one I read to my students was Pablo Picassoby Ibi Lepscky. It is such a shame that this marvelous book has gone out of print! It talks about Picasso as a child, kindergarten age, and how his mother doesn't understand him and he drives all the servants crazy... finally his father recognizes his talent and gives him the gift of entry into the world of Art.

The second was Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytailby Laurence Anholt.

If you like these books it's nice to know that each author also wrote other books about famous people from history.

Ibi Lepscky also wrote about Einstein, da Vinci, Mozart, Shakespeare, and Marie Curie. All of these books focus on the person's childhood. Unfortunately, they may be hard to track down. The Einstein one is the only one I can find in print.

Laurence Anholt also wrote about Degas, Monet, van Gogh, da Vinci, Matisse, and Cezanne.

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