I Spy Shapes in Art

by Lucy Micklethwait

Fourteen paintings from artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Keith Haring, Paul... read more

Fourteen paintings from artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Keith Haring, Paul Klee, Winslow Homer, and 11 others are the focal points for highlighting 14 different geometric shapes in Lucy Micklethwait’s dynamic concept book. Each page spread features a single painting on the right, with the white page border providing a clean, eye-popping presentation of the work. On the left is the classic “I spy with my little eye” refrain, each time emphasizing a different shape to locate in the artwork. But the discovery doesn’t have to end there. Children can be encouraged to consider the work as a whole, or they can continue to find other shapes, as each painting selected offers more than one familiar outline. Each painting is clearly labeled with its title and the painter’s name, and additional notes in the back provide the painters’ dates, as well as where each original work can be seen. (Ages 4–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2005

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