If Picasso Went on Vacation (Paperback)
On each page of this fun and educational children’s book is a work of art created by art teachers from all over the world. The teachers have chosen both an artist to emulate and a famous global landmark and created a piece that honors the work of their chosen artist. Art genres from the Renaissance era to modern works are represented. Each image includes a map icon to indicate the landmark’s country. An asterisk in the text indicates a transliteration of language and the key at the back of the book shows how the words are written in the native language. A great tool for intercurricular teaching, this book combines art history, geography, and poetry in a way that is informative and entertaining.
Eric Gibbons is the founder and director of Firehouse Gallery, an AENJ award-winning art educator, an artist, an inventor, and an origami master. His work has been featured in international exhibitions of art in places such as Osaka, Japan and Alexandria, Egypt. He is the author of the If Picasso series. He lives in Bordentown, New Jersey.
"This lively, illustrated book aims to teach youngsters about art and art history from the Renaissance to the present day . . . A rich, wide-ranging, and imaginative classroom resource.” —Kirkus Reviews