In this wordless picture book, the Western world’s greatest art is closer than you expect. A boy’s daily routines bring him face-to-face with Escher’s winding stairs, Banksy’s balloon girl, Picasso’s dancing fauns, and many more familiar sights. Maybe the boy’s bedroom looks a little like Van Gogh’s. Maybe that apple looks a bit like Magritte’s. And maybe another masterpiece is on its way…
A celebration of creativity across the centuries, What a Masterpiece! will inspire young artists to find wonder in their everyday lives. An art index after the story helps readers identify the cultural treasures behind the illustrations.
About the author:
Riccardo Guasco is the illustrator of A is for Donkeys, which was self-published with Jonathan Hope. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and Los Angeles Magazine, and his favorite artists include Pablo Picasso and Lyonel Feininger. Riccardo is the co-founder of the Inchiostro Festival, a gathering of illustrators, calligraphers, and art printers. He lives in Alessandria, Italy.
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