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Jurassic Classics: The Prehistoric Masters of Art: Discover art history with a prehistoric twist! by Saskia Lacey
Published December 5th 2016 by Walter Foster Jr , Hardcover, 40 pages
I love this series of cleverly created stories! They are written to mix humor and curiosity, captivating the further interest needed to present lessons of art.
The author begins the stories with human-like talking dinosaurs, introducing their “art”, then follows on the next pages with a factual story of a true artist of the “ancestor” previously introduced. Most comment on a few of well-known paintings. Their are always special “tid-bits” of information at the end of each artist’s story. In each Jurassic “ancestors story, there is also a tiny Booklet giving more detail of the prehistoric “Master”.
I was made aware of Frida Kahlo. This is an artist I had never before heard of. She created paintings drawn from her very dramatic life. I am inspired to further investigate this artist, as I am sure your young man/woman will want to do as well.
The book is whimsically illustrated by Senur Isik, to enhance the effect the author wishes to portray. The Cover and Title are both a great “fit” for this book. I do not feel this one is as effective as a couple of others but is still entertaining.