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{"id":1861914689,"title":"Come Look With Me: Latin American Art","handle":"come-look-with-me-latin-american-art","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Kimberly Lane\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kimberly-lane\"\u003eKimberly Lane\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDiscover the people and history of Latin America through its art\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpanning some three centuries, \u003ci\u003eLatin American Art\u003c\/i\u003e highlights twelve masterpieces that represent the different countries, cultures, and social and political experiences of Latin America.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the artists, such as Frida Kahlo and Fernando Botero, may be familiar to readers; others may be new. Each artist is introduced with a full-page color reproduction of one of their works and an accompanying page with a brief biography of the artist and information about the art work. Questions designed to encourage thoughtful responses to each piece also provide points for discussion and a greater understanding of the world of art.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eCome Look With Me: Latin American Art\u003c\/i\u003e is published in cooperation with the School at Columbia University.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Come Look With Me series\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/collections\/come-look-with-me\"\u003eThe Come Look With Me series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Yes! We Are Latinos\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/yes-we-are-latinos\"\u003eYes! We Are Latinos\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Under the Mambo Moon\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/under-the-mambo-moon\"\u003eUnder the Mambo Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Whiskers, Tails \u0026amp; Wings\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/whiskers-tails-wings\"\u003eWhiskers, Tails \u0026amp; Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/latin-american-art-spread.jpg?15372426697348318670\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKimberly Lane, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKimberly Lane is an art teacher at The School at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Kimberly Lane\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kimberly-lane\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kimberly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS\/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2008 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature commended list\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmelia Bloomer Project Recommended List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwelve paintings by a dozen 19th and 20th-century artist from several countries are represented in full-color, high-quality reproductions. Each painting is paired with questions to pique discussion, a brief biography of the artist, and an explanation of the work's symbolism or meaning.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike other Come Look With Me titles, this large-size volume, focused on Latin American art of the last two centuries, offers both art history and interactive exercises. Each spread features a clearly reproduced color artwork by a well-known artist such as Frida Kahlo or Xul Solar paired with brief text about the artist's life, techniques, favorite themes, and influences. Simple questions, accessible to a wide age range, appear in larger type at the top of each biography. Straightforward suggestions to help viewers study the contents of each image (\"What kind of creature do you see in this painting?\") mix with more imaginative queries (\"If you were in this painting, what sounds could you hear?\"). Readers may need help with political and cultural references, but the clear, approachable questions will easily guide them back to the experience of looking at and responding to each image. This attractive introduction to Latin American art and culture should attract plenty of browsers as well as young researchers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBook Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePart of the Come Look With Me series, this title introduces middle readers to 12 Latin American artists through full-page color reproductions of their artwork and thought-provoking, interactive questions, brief biographies, and information about hte artworks. Such well-known artists as José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, and Fernando Botero, as well as artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and countries in South America, are featured in this attractive, large-format book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eArts and Activities\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStudents in our schools should be made aware of the rich traditions associated with Latin American art. This book provides an introduction to more modern works reflecting political, social and cultural themes in Latin American art. The artists whose works are included are: Xul Solar, José G. Posada, Diego Rivera, Amelia Pelaez, Rufino Tamayo, Tarsila do Amaral, Frida Kahlo, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Ramon Frade, Juan Sanchez, Fernando Botero and Diego J.H.Mendez.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e These artists come from many countries, cultures and language areas. Their art reflects a shift in thinking about the nature of art. Each of the 12 artists is represented by a full-page color reproduction and general information about the artwork. A brief biography of the artist is included. A series of questions introduce the discussion of each artist's work.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e All in all, this is an excellent introductory text for upper-elementary and middle-school students. It can provide an excellent starting point for further explorations into Latin American art.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter giving suggestions for ways that parents and teachers can use this book with children, the author takes a look at 12 Latin American artists and one each of their paintings. Following the same format for each, author Kimberly Lane features a painting with three to four questions that the reader might answer after examining each painting. She then moves on to give a brief outline of the artist's life and his or her artistic style in general. Each page of text ends with a focus on the featured painting. The book concludes by suggesting that the reader return to the book and examine the paintings again on a new day with fresh questions in mind. For example, \"What questions would you ask the artist about this work if he or she were here?\" or \"If you could go inside one of these artworks, which one would you choose?\" I found this book fascinating and the suggested questions helped me to look at the artwork with more focus. I can see this book being very useful for art teachers when they are introducing art from different cultures.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaper Tigers\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eCome Look With Me: Latin American Art\u003c\/i\u003e is the latest addition to the Charlesbridge art appreciation series for children. Kimberly Lane, as art teacher at The School at Columbia University, curates a tour of twelve Latin American art works explaining how the artists became painters and some of the goals they tried to achieve through their art.\u003cbr\u003e Lane's choices date from 1895 to 2004 but are mainly clustered in the 1930s and 1940s. Full-page color reproductions are each accompanied by a few paragraphs about the artist's personal background (often including his or her social consciousness); aesthetic influences on his or her work; and the painting itself. Titles are respectfully given in the exact language used by the institutional or individual owners of he original works.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Heading each page of text are questions that draw young readers into the experience of the work. \"Who are these skeletons and what are they doing?\" they are asked to consider of \u003ci\u003eCalavera Las Bicicletas\u003c\/i\u003e by José Guadalupe Posada (1895). \"If you painted someone you loved, who would you choose?\" they are asked while viewing Juan Sánchez' memorial of his mother, \u003ci\u003eMujer Eterna: Free Spirit Forever\u003c\/i\u003e (1988).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Lane's discussion of a Diego Rivera mural at City College of San Francisco relates his role in the Mexican mural movement. Of Rufino Tamayo, she points out the influence of Picasso and Cézanne on the artist. Three of the twelve paintings are by women: a self-portrait by Mexican Frida Kahlo, Brazilian Tarsila Do Amaral's Fernand Léger-influenced painting of the Central Railroad of Brazil, and cubist still life by Cuban Amelia Peláez.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e At the end of the book, readers are instructed to go back and look at the paintings again , with a new set of questions, including \"If you could go inside one of these artworks, which one would you choose? What would it be like to be inside this work?\" Kimberly Lane's questions are stimulating and fun for young minds an offer opportunities to explore cross-currents between history and art, as well as between Latin American and European artists. Although designed for classroom use, precocious young historians and potential art critics will find plenty to mull over and delight in on their own.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchoolArts\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKimberly Lane shares her knowledge of teaching art criticism and the \"guided looking\" approach of Gladys S. Blizzard to help children enjoy art from Latin America. She introduces readers to biographical information about many artists from Latin America, and presents open-ended questions for teachers and parents to use in guiding children to interpret the artworks from this region. The book includes well-known artists like Diego River, José Guadalupe Posada, Rufino Tamayo, and Frida Kahlo, as well as artists that might be new to readers like Xul Solar, Amelia Peláez, and Diego Isaias Hernandez Mendéz. This is a great resource for teachers and parents who want to introduce children to this rich art world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/come-look-latin-american-art-cover_compact.jpg?2208\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/come-look-latin-american-art-hires.zip?2209\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-890674-20-5\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5 and up\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e9 \u003csup\u003e3\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e x 9 \u003csup\u003e3\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e4\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-08-16T13:55:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-08-16T12:14:56-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Art\/Music\/Theater","Browse by Subject_Diversity","Browse by Subject_Geography","Browse by Subject_History \u0026 Biography","Browse by Subject_Social Studies\/Cultures"],"price":1595,"price_min":1595,"price_max":1595,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5780707649,"title":"Hardcover","option1":"Hardcover","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"74205","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Come Look With Me: Latin American Art - Hardcover","public_title":"Hardcover","options":["Hardcover"],"price":1595,"weight":397,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":9,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-890674-20-5"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-look-latin-american-art-cover.jpg?v=1570284597"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/come-look-latin-american-art-cover.jpg?v=1570284597","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Kimberly Lane\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kimberly-lane\"\u003eKimberly Lane\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eDiscover the people and history of Latin America through its art\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpanning some three centuries, \u003ci\u003eLatin American Art\u003c\/i\u003e highlights twelve masterpieces that represent the different countries, cultures, and social and political experiences of Latin America.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the artists, such as Frida Kahlo and Fernando Botero, may be familiar to readers; others may be new. Each artist is introduced with a full-page color reproduction of one of their works and an accompanying page with a brief biography of the artist and information about the art work. Questions designed to encourage thoughtful responses to each piece also provide points for discussion and a greater understanding of the world of art.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eCome Look With Me: Latin American Art\u003c\/i\u003e is published in cooperation with the School at Columbia University.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Come Look With Me series\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/collections\/come-look-with-me\"\u003eThe Come Look With Me series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Yes! We Are Latinos\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/yes-we-are-latinos\"\u003eYes! We Are Latinos\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Under the Mambo Moon\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/under-the-mambo-moon\"\u003eUnder the Mambo Moon\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Whiskers, Tails \u0026amp; Wings\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/whiskers-tails-wings\"\u003eWhiskers, Tails \u0026amp; Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/latin-american-art-spread.jpg?15372426697348318670\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKimberly Lane, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKimberly Lane is an art teacher at The School at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Kimberly Lane\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/kimberly-lane\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Kimberly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNCSS\/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e2008 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature commended list\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAmelia Bloomer Project Recommended List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTwelve paintings by a dozen 19th and 20th-century artist from several countries are represented in full-color, high-quality reproductions. Each painting is paired with questions to pique discussion, a brief biography of the artist, and an explanation of the work's symbolism or meaning.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLike other Come Look With Me titles, this large-size volume, focused on Latin American art of the last two centuries, offers both art history and interactive exercises. Each spread features a clearly reproduced color artwork by a well-known artist such as Frida Kahlo or Xul Solar paired with brief text about the artist's life, techniques, favorite themes, and influences. Simple questions, accessible to a wide age range, appear in larger type at the top of each biography. Straightforward suggestions to help viewers study the contents of each image (\"What kind of creature do you see in this painting?\") mix with more imaginative queries (\"If you were in this painting, what sounds could you hear?\"). Readers may need help with political and cultural references, but the clear, approachable questions will easily guide them back to the experience of looking at and responding to each image. This attractive introduction to Latin American art and culture should attract plenty of browsers as well as young researchers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBook Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePart of the Come Look With Me series, this title introduces middle readers to 12 Latin American artists through full-page color reproductions of their artwork and thought-provoking, interactive questions, brief biographies, and information about hte artworks. Such well-known artists as José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, and Fernando Botero, as well as artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and countries in South America, are featured in this attractive, large-format book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eArts and Activities\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStudents in our schools should be made aware of the rich traditions associated with Latin American art. This book provides an introduction to more modern works reflecting political, social and cultural themes in Latin American art. The artists whose works are included are: Xul Solar, José G. Posada, Diego Rivera, Amelia Pelaez, Rufino Tamayo, Tarsila do Amaral, Frida Kahlo, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Ramon Frade, Juan Sanchez, Fernando Botero and Diego J.H.Mendez.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e These artists come from many countries, cultures and language areas. Their art reflects a shift in thinking about the nature of art. Each of the 12 artists is represented by a full-page color reproduction and general information about the artwork. A brief biography of the artist is included. A series of questions introduce the discussion of each artist's work.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e All in all, this is an excellent introductory text for upper-elementary and middle-school students. It can provide an excellent starting point for further explorations into Latin American art.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Media Connection\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter giving suggestions for ways that parents and teachers can use this book with children, the author takes a look at 12 Latin American artists and one each of their paintings. Following the same format for each, author Kimberly Lane features a painting with three to four questions that the reader might answer after examining each painting. She then moves on to give a brief outline of the artist's life and his or her artistic style in general. Each page of text ends with a focus on the featured painting. The book concludes by suggesting that the reader return to the book and examine the paintings again on a new day with fresh questions in mind. For example, \"What questions would you ask the artist about this work if he or she were here?\" or \"If you could go inside one of these artworks, which one would you choose?\" I found this book fascinating and the suggested questions helped me to look at the artwork with more focus. I can see this book being very useful for art teachers when they are introducing art from different cultures.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaper Tigers\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eCome Look With Me: Latin American Art\u003c\/i\u003e is the latest addition to the Charlesbridge art appreciation series for children. Kimberly Lane, as art teacher at The School at Columbia University, curates a tour of twelve Latin American art works explaining how the artists became painters and some of the goals they tried to achieve through their art.\u003cbr\u003e Lane's choices date from 1895 to 2004 but are mainly clustered in the 1930s and 1940s. Full-page color reproductions are each accompanied by a few paragraphs about the artist's personal background (often including his or her social consciousness); aesthetic influences on his or her work; and the painting itself. 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Come Look With Me: Latin American Art

By: Kimberly Lane

Discover the people and history of Latin America through its art

Spanning some three centuries, Latin American Art highlights twelve masterpieces that represent the different countries, cultures, and social and political experiences of Latin America.

Some of the artists, such as Frida Kahlo and Fernando Botero, may be familiar to readers; others may be new. Each artist is introduced with a full-page color reproduction of one of their works and an accompanying page with a brief biography of the artist and information about the art work. Questions designed to encourage thoughtful responses to each piece also provide points for discussion and a greater understanding of the world of art.

Come Look With Me: Latin American Art is published in cooperation with the School at Columbia University.

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Kimberly Lane, author

Kimberly Lane is an art teacher at The School at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

Read more about Kimberly.

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
  • 2008 Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature commended list
  • Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended List

School Library Journal

Twelve paintings by a dozen 19th and 20th-century artist from several countries are represented in full-color, high-quality reproductions. Each painting is paired with questions to pique discussion, a brief biography of the artist, and an explanation of the work's symbolism or meaning.

Booklist

Like other Come Look With Me titles, this large-size volume, focused on Latin American art of the last two centuries, offers both art history and interactive exercises. Each spread features a clearly reproduced color artwork by a well-known artist such as Frida Kahlo or Xul Solar paired with brief text about the artist's life, techniques, favorite themes, and influences. Simple questions, accessible to a wide age range, appear in larger type at the top of each biography. Straightforward suggestions to help viewers study the contents of each image ("What kind of creature do you see in this painting?") mix with more imaginative queries ("If you were in this painting, what sounds could you hear?"). Readers may need help with political and cultural references, but the clear, approachable questions will easily guide them back to the experience of looking at and responding to each image. This attractive introduction to Latin American art and culture should attract plenty of browsers as well as young researchers.

Book Links

Part of the Come Look With Me series, this title introduces middle readers to 12 Latin American artists through full-page color reproductions of their artwork and thought-provoking, interactive questions, brief biographies, and information about hte artworks. Such well-known artists as José Guadalupe Posada, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Frida Kahlo, and Fernando Botero, as well as artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and countries in South America, are featured in this attractive, large-format book.

Arts and Activities

Students in our schools should be made aware of the rich traditions associated with Latin American art. This book provides an introduction to more modern works reflecting political, social and cultural themes in Latin American art. The artists whose works are included are: Xul Solar, José G. Posada, Diego Rivera, Amelia Pelaez, Rufino Tamayo, Tarsila do Amaral, Frida Kahlo, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Ramon Frade, Juan Sanchez, Fernando Botero and Diego J.H.Mendez.

These artists come from many countries, cultures and language areas. Their art reflects a shift in thinking about the nature of art. Each of the 12 artists is represented by a full-page color reproduction and general information about the artwork. A brief biography of the artist is included. A series of questions introduce the discussion of each artist's work.

All in all, this is an excellent introductory text for upper-elementary and middle-school students. It can provide an excellent starting point for further explorations into Latin American art.

Library Media Connection

After giving suggestions for ways that parents and teachers can use this book with children, the author takes a look at 12 Latin American artists and one each of their paintings. Following the same format for each, author Kimberly Lane features a painting with three to four questions that the reader might answer after examining each painting. She then moves on to give a brief outline of the artist's life and his or her artistic style in general. Each page of text ends with a focus on the featured painting. The book concludes by suggesting that the reader return to the book and examine the paintings again on a new day with fresh questions in mind. For example, "What questions would you ask the artist about this work if he or she were here?" or "If you could go inside one of these artworks, which one would you choose?" I found this book fascinating and the suggested questions helped me to look at the artwork with more focus. I can see this book being very useful for art teachers when they are introducing art from different cultures.

Paper Tigers

Come Look With Me: Latin American Art is the latest addition to the Charlesbridge art appreciation series for children. Kimberly Lane, as art teacher at The School at Columbia University, curates a tour of twelve Latin American art works explaining how the artists became painters and some of the goals they tried to achieve through their art.
Lane's choices date from 1895 to 2004 but are mainly clustered in the 1930s and 1940s. Full-page color reproductions are each accompanied by a few paragraphs about the artist's personal background (often including his or her social consciousness); aesthetic influences on his or her work; and the painting itself. Titles are respectfully given in the exact language used by the institutional or individual owners of he original works.

Heading each page of text are questions that draw young readers into the experience of the work. "Who are these skeletons and what are they doing?" they are asked to consider of Calavera Las Bicicletas by José Guadalupe Posada (1895). "If you painted someone you loved, who would you choose?" they are asked while viewing Juan Sánchez' memorial of his mother, Mujer Eterna: Free Spirit Forever (1988).

Lane's discussion of a Diego Rivera mural at City College of San Francisco relates his role in the Mexican mural movement. Of Rufino Tamayo, she points out the influence of Picasso and Cézanne on the artist. Three of the twelve paintings are by women: a self-portrait by Mexican Frida Kahlo, Brazilian Tarsila Do Amaral's Fernand Léger-influenced painting of the Central Railroad of Brazil, and cubist still life by Cuban Amelia Peláez.

At the end of the book, readers are instructed to go back and look at the paintings again , with a new set of questions, including "If you could go inside one of these artworks, which one would you choose? What would it be like to be inside this work?" Kimberly Lane's questions are stimulating and fun for young minds an offer opportunities to explore cross-currents between history and art, as well as between Latin American and European artists. Although designed for classroom use, precocious young historians and potential art critics will find plenty to mull over and delight in on their own.

SchoolArts

Kimberly Lane shares her knowledge of teaching art criticism and the "guided looking" approach of Gladys S. Blizzard to help children enjoy art from Latin America. She introduces readers to biographical information about many artists from Latin America, and presents open-ended questions for teachers and parents to use in guiding children to interpret the artworks from this region. The book includes well-known artists like Diego River, José Guadalupe Posada, Rufino Tamayo, and Frida Kahlo, as well as artists that might be new to readers like Xul Solar, Amelia Peláez, and Diego Isaias Hernandez Mendéz. This is a great resource for teachers and parents who want to introduce children to this rich art world.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-890674-20-5

Ages: 5 and up
Page count: 32
9 3/4 x 9 3/4