Art And Max
- Number of Pages: 40
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart. Max's initial attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through several artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max can be a beginner. Although Max is inexperienced, he's courageous in addition to a quick learner.
Amazon Very best Books of the Month, October 2010: With eye-popping illustrations, three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner takes readers on a stunning journey by way of the art world. What follows is really a magical journey of explosive color--brilliantly highlighted by the desert background--where acrylic paints, watercolor, and line drawings, are deconstructed and re-invented, and Art undergoes a Jackson Pollack-like transformation. Art and Max might possibly be the story of two artists: Art, a collared lizard who is studiously painting a portrait when we first meet him, and Max, who has just picked up paints and brushes and is ready to go. --Seira Wilson Combining minimal text with remarkable images, this is really a book to be cherished and poured over, inspiring the artist in all of us.
Amazon Exclusive From Author David Wiesner: The Development of Art and Max (Click on photographs to enlarge) Introduction to the photos below: These images show the improvement within the opening spread for my latest picture book, Art and Max. Here the characters are looking good, but I think Max still requirements to burst onto the scene somehow. This isn't it. I have reversed the position of Arthur and Max to continue the left to right movement from the title page. Max was initially a chameleon, but I decided to create him a Collared Lizard instead. Arthur is starting to look better. Now Max is off his feet, literally flying into the picture, and the landscape has also come together. Given that a picture book is so brief, the opening pages should set the scene and introduce the characters in a concise and powerful way. The scene, painted, as it appears in the book. This drawing is from an early dummy, before I had fully designed the characters or fully worked out the story. The story of Art and Max has begun. I am exploring physique stances to find an expressive interaction in between the two characters. Now, on pages 4 and 5, he enters the scene since the story begins. Their physical connection still doesn't feel correct. On the half title and title pages of Art and Max, I show Max racing across the landscape, from left to correct.
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