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Discovering Women Artists for Children (Come Look with Me) Hardcover – March 1, 2005
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Kindergarten-Grade 5–Accessible introductions to the art of two groups often overlooked in anthologies. The authors, both art educators, have clearly drawn on their experience with children in choosing their images (many of which portray young people) and preparing their texts. Twelve pieces per volume are reproduced in full color and accompanied by descriptive information; the facing page contains several questions designed to engage young viewers and an adult in conversation as well as a few paragraphs of background. Coyne's selections range from a familial portrait by Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola to Berthe Morisot's impressionistic indoor scene to a contemporary sculpture by Louise Nevelson. Rolling's artists, pulled from the 19th and 20th centuries, include the lesser-known Palmer Hayden and Clementine Hunter as well as the more familiar Henry Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, and Jacob Lawrence. While both authors explain artistic content, Rolling's lengthier entries emphasize social history. Coyne's concise descriptions offer more on form, and her questions invite readers to make personal connections to the pieces. Both titles conclude with exhortations to revisit the pages and to "Keep looking." These volumes address the racial and gender gap in juvenile art-history collections. They also pave the way for Tonya Bolden's more in-depth Wake Up Our Souls (Abrams, 2004) and titles about female artists. Welcome additions.– Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library
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Gr. 4-7. Like other interactive titles in the Come Look with Me art series, this offering encourages children to learn biographical facts about artists and to look closely at the images and think about artistic decisions. A wide variety of female artists are represented, from Italian Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola to contemporary artist Jennifer Bartlett. Each spread features a beautifully reproduced image, a few paragraphs of biographical information, and questions that require readers to examine each artwork. Some questions ("What draws your eye to the center of the painting?" for example) prompt consideration of the artist's technical choices about pattern, composition, or texture. Others invite children to engage their imaginations: "What do these flowers smell like?" reads the text next to a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. Artistic movements and other terms are clearly defined in text, although younger readers will still need some clarification. Another fine entry in an accessible, attractive series. Gillian Engberg
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