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Description - When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden

Nina Laden''s illustrations complement this f unny story that not only introduces children to two of the w orld''s most extraordinary modern artists, but teaches a valu able lesson - how to creatively resolve a conflict. '

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811811217
ISBN-10: 0811811212
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 264mm x 11mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Chronicle Books
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - When Pigasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden

US Kirkus Review » During their youth in Paris, Picasso and Matisse had a brief falling out after a competitive spat. Here, art imitates life as Laden takes that episode and, through transformation and embellishment, turns it into neat little lessons in art history and ego reduction. Pigasso and Mootisse have separately garnered such fame that they each must flee the hordes to concentrate on their art. When they become neighbors in the countryside, all is bonhomous until their temperaments - and their artistic visions - clash, so much so that they build a great wooden fence between their houses. Gradually their hearts soften. To make amends, and since neither knows how to simply apologize, each simultaneously paints a tribute to the other (and, of course, to himself, as befits such self-importance) on the fence. There are plenty of good (modified) examples of the real artists' works, as well as a couple of surprises, such as a Jackson Pollock - style explosion between the painters. The characters come across as bumptious, strong-willed, and appealing. Laden further lightens the story with goofy wordplay - moosterpiece, pork of art - that adds little when the quality of the artwork and the book's detonation of color are already such pleasures. (Kirkus Reviews)


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Author Biography - Nina Laden

Nina Laden grew up in the New York City area. The daughter of two artists, she studied illustration at Syracuse University. She is the author and illustrator of The Night I Followed the Dog, also published by Chronicle Books.

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