If Monet Painted a Monster
Edward Hopper’s monster lurks outside the nighthawks’ diner. James Whistler’s monster rocks in her chair. Monsters invade masterpieces by Dorthea Tanning, Paul Cezanne, M.C. Escher, Jean Michel Basquiat, Giuseppe Archimboldo, Rene Magritte, Henri Rousseau, Franz Kline, Frida Kahlo, Bob Thompson, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Thomas Hart Benton, and Helen Frankenthaler. The monster emerging from Claude Monet’s waterlilies is unforgettable.
Our guide for this romp through re-imagined masterpieces is an engaging hamster. Thumbnail biographies of the artists identify their iconic works.
What a charming, clever way to introduce young students to the world of master artists and their unique styles that were characteristic of the art genres they were known to produce. Samples of various art forms include common objects children can relate to…snowman, dinosaur, or monster. Explore a cross section of what a snowman looks like painted by famous Cubism artist Picasso, or Impressionist Monet, or by Surrealist Salvador Dali. See how diversely fun and expressive these different art styles were in the vibrant paintings throughout. Quick biographies are offered in the back of the books for every artist featured. 40 pgs, hc. ~ Emily