THE MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD OF SALVADOR DALÍ by Angela Wenzel

THE MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD OF SALVADOR DALÍ

Age Range: 10 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Explaining Salvador Dalí to children is no easy task. How can they understand his strange fascinations, his odd dream landscapes, and his distortion of reality? Wenzel succeeds by using a variety of techniques to provide insight into some of the artist’s most important paintings. He examines each work with the help of anecdotes, historical facts, and biographical information. Questions draw attention to key elements in the paintings, as do enlarged details, sketches, and photographs. A variety of typefaces and colorful graphics add visual interest; there are no endpapers. The inside front cover tells the story of how Dalí had leaflets dropped over New York City that declared the right of each person to his own madness. In the back there is more information about all the illustrations used in the work, and about Dali’s life and the Surrealists. A worthwhile entry in the Adventures in Art series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 10-12)

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 3-7913-2944-8
Page count: 28pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2003