July 18, 2022

The Swimmers – Paper Cut-outs with Matisse children’s book

$15.95

In the later part of his life, Henri Matisse began to experiment with collage and paper cutouts. His bold, simple shapes of this time became iconic of his style, and his collages remain some of his best-loved work. This children’s book by Ana Bianchi is part biographical vignette, part activity guide. Kids will first read about Matisse’s life and the circumstances that led to his paper cut-outs, then get a step-by-step guide to creating their own Matisse-style collages. The versatile illustrations capture the color and nuances of Matisse’s work. The engaging text teaches children useful art terms like composition, palette, crop and sketch while outlining the artist’s methods in a way that’s sure to inspire young artists to create their own collage masterpieces!

4 in stock

Description

In the later part of his life, Henri Matisse began to experiment with collage and paper cutouts. His bold, simple shapes of this time became iconic of his style, and his collages remain some of his best-loved work. This children’s book by Ana Bianchi is part biographical vignette, part activity guide. Kids will first read about Matisse’s life and the circumstances that led to his paper cut-outs, then get a step-by-step guide to creating their own Matisse-style collages. The versatile illustrations capture the color and nuances of Matisse’s work. The engaging text teaches children useful art terms like composition, palette, crop and sketch while outlining the artist’s methods in a way that’s sure to inspire young artists to create their own collage masterpieces!

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