JACK IN SEARCH OF ART by Arlene Boehm

JACK IN SEARCH OF ART

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An endearing bear attempts to answer the age old question ""What is Art?"" in this amusing and appealing tour of an art museum. On a rainy day, bored bear Jack notices a sign reading, ""Have fun! Come see Art!"" Jack imagines who this fun fellow, Art, may be as he wanders into the museum. From the moment he walks through the glass doors, Jack is surrounded by ""beautiful, beautiful pictures but no Art."" Boehm introduces an art museum's charms through loose illustrations combined with ""digitized art photography,"" marking a sharp distinction between her friendly characters and the works of the Wyeths, Rosetti. Lichtenstein, Hopper, and many others. It's a feast for the eyes with a variety of styles within the masterpieces themselves, displayed in a number of intriguing perspectives that show off the museum's design and layout, too. Destined to create new art lovers.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 1570982341
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart