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Paint Me a Poem: Poems Inspired by Masterpieces of Art

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Thirteen glorious paintings from the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., caught the eye of poet Justine Rowden one day--works by Francisco de Goya, Auguste Renoir, Edouard Vuillard, Leonardo da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, and others. "How would a child respond to them? Rowden asked herself as she wrote a poem for each masterpiece. The colors of Sam Francis's painting "Speck stirred her to think of music, and to liken the hues to things in a child's world: Ziggidy, jiggidy colors / Jaggedy, zaggedy music / Maraschino-cherry reds / Chevy Blazer blues / Mustard yellows / Lime Jell-O greens. Vuillard stirred her to write: The ladies with hats that flatter / Don't permit cups to clatter / Nor tea to splatter / On silvery platters. With these poems, Rowden shows us that paintings don't need to be understood by children in an art-historyish way, and that when we stand back and let children react with abandon, their responses will amaze us. And their appreciation of art will soar. Her poems are sprightly, elliptical, sometimes silly, sometimes serious. They teach us that it's okay to simply bask in a painting's colors, or look at just one detail, or to daydream while gazing at it. Her poems capture a child's imaginings--they could have been written by a child.

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As she composed these thirteen poems, Justine Rowden wondered how a child would respond to the glorious paintings she viewed in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Now she shows readers that paintings don't need to be understood by children in an art-historyish way; when adults stand back and let children react with abandon, their responses will amaze everyone. And their appreciation of art will soar. These poems are sprightly, elliptical, sometimes silly, sometimes serious. They teach us that it's okay to simply bask in a painting's colors, or to look at just one detail, or to daydream while gazing at it. Justine Rowden's poems capture a child's imaginings--they could have been written by a child.

About the Author

Justine Rowden collects sounds that tumble and twirl to put in poems for children. She is a writer and teacher whose work at the National Portrait Gallery made her keenly aware of how we need new ways to look at art. She lives outside of Washi

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590782897
Author:
Rowden, Justine
Publisher:
Boyds Mills Press
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Paintings
Subject:
Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 0.91 lb
Age Level:
08-UP

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As she composed these thirteen poems, Justine Rowden wondered how a child would respond to the glorious paintings she viewed in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Now she shows readers that paintings don't need to be understood by children in an art-historyish way; when adults stand back and let children react with abandon, their responses will amaze everyone. And their appreciation of art will soar. These poems are sprightly, elliptical, sometimes silly, sometimes serious. They teach us that it's okay to simply bask in a painting's colors, or to look at just one detail, or to daydream while gazing at it. Justine Rowden's poems capture a child's imaginings--they could have been written by a child.
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