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Description - Children in Painting by Marie-Christine Autin Graz

Here is a voyage through a selection of European masterpieces: from Giotto's Presentation of the Virgin to Botticelli's Mars and Venus, from Raphael's Madonna Sistina to Titian's Ranuccio Farnese, from Las meninas by Velasquez to Two Children at the Seashore by Cassatt and to Portrait of Paul Cezanne, son of the artist by Cezanne. All scenes depict children playing, laughing, hugging, crying, eating or sleeping, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Children in Painting is a constant quest for truth and beauty, transporting the reader into a world of delight and enchantment. While admiring the Last Judgment by Fra Angelico in the St. Marco convent in Florence, two angels caught the author's attention and filled her with a sense of tranquility and happiness. The angels were in heaven and embraced each other with tenderness before commencing their final voyage towards eternal joy. These angels showed a love that can move mountains. And according to the author, this enormous sense of serenity where wishes and dreams are permitted can be only expressed and found in children from birth through to the age of ten. Children in Painting contains paintings of children just within this age range. This book is addressed to parents, grandparents, parents to be, art lovers and of course children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788884912152
ISBN-10: 8884912156
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 240mm x mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Skira
Publisher: Skira
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: Italy

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Author Biography - Marie-Christine Autin Graz

Born in Rouen in 1943, Marie-Christine Autin Graz, art historian and painter, took a degree from the Ecole superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. Since 1969 she lives and works in Geneva. She is the author of Jewels in Painting; Hardcover - 180 pages (September 1999); Skira; ISBN: 88-8118-527-X.