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Page 32.  Three Musicians, by Pablo PicassoLet the concert begin!  At first glance, this may look like a jumble of colors and shapes, but if you let your eyes linger on the picture, youll begin to notice three musicians ready to perform.  The artist painted this picture to look like a collage of cut paper.  While some of the shapes may look odd, others you will be able to recognize.
Page 13.  Arashi Kitsusaburo I as Gofukuya Jubei, by ShibankuniActors are performing artists.  While
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Page 20.  Veiled and Masked Dancer, by AnonymousWhile painters create art with paint, burshes, and canvas, dancers create art with their bodies and the space around them.  This elegant dancer performs her dance cloaked in a costume that covers her from head to toe.  If you look closely at her face, youll notice that she also wears a mask.  Her concealing costume gives her an air of mystery.  How else would you describe this dancer?Although the statuette is made of bronze, its easy to imagine the dancers sluid and graceful movements.  The deep folds and lines of cloth that drape and fall in different directions seem to move with her body.  Some parts of her body are visible beneath the metal
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Pge 11.  Triple Self-Portrait, by Norman RockwellHave you ever wondered how artists create pictures of themselves?  One way is to look in a miror, study your reflection, and then paint what you see.  Thats what is happening here, in a whimsical
How Artists See Artists
Actor, Painter, Dancer, Musician

By Colleen Carroll

Size: 7 x 9", 
Hardcover, 48 pages
32 full-color illustrations
Published 2001
ISBN: 978-0-7892-0618-3
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Abbeville Kids expands its award-winning series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world.

"Wow! If you have been looking for a way to get children interested in art, call off the search: it just doesnt get any better than this." -- The Childrens Literature Choice List

"Carrolls series eclipses the competition. How Artists See has the makings of a classic--a core experience for budding art enthusiasts to build on." -- Publishers Weekly

Each volume in this innovative series is devoted to a subject that every child already knows from personal experience. The works of art chosen for each book show the many different ways great artists have perceived and expressed that very subject. Author Colleen Carrolls engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark childrens natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork and about the way it was created.

This direct, interactive approach to art — and to the world — promotes self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-expression. As it introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques, it also provides loads of fun. For children who want to know more about the artists whose works appear in the book, biographies are provided at the end, along with suggestions for further reading and an international list of museums where each artists works can be seen. As they begin to understand the multitude of ways that artists see, children will deepen their appreciation of art, the world around them, and, most importantly, their own unique visions.

Colleen Carroll is an educational consultant for MTV, USA Today, the Smithsonian Institutions National Museum of American History, Black Entertainment Television, CNBC, Channel One, and The Edison Project. She has taught sixth grade and lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

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