The Iridescence of Birds

The Iridescence of Birds

A Book About Henri Matisse

Book - 2014
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If you were a boy named Henri Matisse who lived in a dreary town in northern France, what would your life be like? Would it be full of color and art? Full of lines and dancing figures? Find out in this beautiful, unusual picture book about one of the world's most famous and influential artists by acclaimed author and Newbery Medal-winning Patricia MacLachlan and innovative illustrator Hadley Hooper.
This picture book about the young Henri Matisse describes the impact that color and light had on the young artist's work.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781596439481
Characteristics: 40 pages :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Hooper, Hadley - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Henri Matisse.


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ArapahoeBethW Jul 08, 2018

Perfect for any young artist. This sweet story depicts Henri Matisse as a young boy, influenced (and encouraged) by his mothers eye for light and color. Of course he would grow up to be a famous artist! The illustrations are really what tells the story. Vibrant, sharp, textured, and dreamy, Matisse's childhood comes alive. As a nice bonus, the illustrator is from Denver.

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