The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art - Barb Rosenstock, Mary Grandpre

Long before he was a famous abstract artist, Vasya Kandinsky spent hours learning to be a “proper Russian boy,” studying etiquette and being seen but not heard. When he was given a paint box to encourage an appreciation of art, no one expected the explosion of creativity it inspired. To his parents’ dismay, Vasya painted symphonies rather than landscapes and portraits. Bold sweeping colors and shocking shapes cascaded in a cacophony of expression from The Noisy Paint Box (Knopf, $17.99), because Vasya thought that “art should make you feel… like music.” Mary Grandpré's exuberant acrylic painting and paper collage alludes to Kandinsky's style, but never feels derivative, in Barb Rosenstock’s joyous celebration of originality. Ages 5-8. Courtney Burtraw

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By Barb Rosenstock, Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780307978486
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2014