No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist

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No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist

No One Saw Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist For use in schools and libraries only Using a simple rhymed text and beautifully reproduced examples of various modern painters works the author points out to children the particular lens through whi

  • Title: No One Saw: Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist
  • Author: Bob Raczka
  • ISBN: 9780761323709
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Library Binding
  • For use in schools and libraries only Using a simple rhymed text and beautifully reproduced examples of various modern painters works, the author points out to children the particular lens through which each artist viewed a particular object.

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    1. Dolly on said:

      With a short, rhyming narrative and big pictures that depict artwork from sixteen different artists, this book is a great introduction to art for children. We read through the narrative twice; the first time as we pointed out the different things we saw in the pictures, and the second time to more fully appreciate the rhyme and flow of the narrative. Some of the rhymes are a bit awkward, but at least we learned how to pronounce the name Paul Klee (klay). Overall, we loved the collection of artwo [...]

    2. Janet on said:

      This is the second book by Bob Raczka that I have read and plan to read most of his. I was thrilled with the first one, but this one didn't teach me in an engaging way. It is simply one painting per page and says for example, No one saw stars like Van Gogh. Yes, I do totally understand that the eyes of each artist see the world differently, but this book didn't show or teach me anything about that idea. While this is written for children, art knows no age boundaries making this a title for all a [...]

    3. Shelli on said:

      No One Saw, Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist is a simple yet beautiful picture book displaying sixteen well-known paintings by sixteen renowned artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Rene Magritte and Georgia O’Keeffe. Each page focuses on the artist’s unique strengths that helped make their work stand out. The afterward portion has a brief summary about every artist’s dates of life and what style of art they were known for.

    4. Linda on said:

      Beautiful book of well-known art, with comments by the author. Each piece illuminates the art, would be wonderful to use as a starter for an art project. For example, the book shows the art piece “A Basket of Apples” by Paul Cézanne, and Raczka writes, “No one saw apples like Paul Cézanne.” And for “One Hundred Cans” by Andy Warhol, the words are “No one saw soup like Andy Warhol.” There is a list of the paintings in the back matter and short biographies of each artist.

    5. Janis on said:

      I love the idea, but it's too simplistic--he doesn't explain why the artists drew the way they did (for the most part--there is a brief paragraph for each artist at the end). Also, the names of the paintings should have been on the page with the painting, not at the end.I'd love an expansion on this idea. Oh, and the dedication is lovely.

    6. Kelly on said:

      Short and sweet, Raczka introduces many different types of artwork from many different artists and what they specialized in. There is also a section in back with short biographies on the artists. A really neat book.

    7. Molly on said:

      Famous works of art in a fast page turner to help with recognition. Worked great with my art program.

    8. Laurie on said:

      A tribute to seeing/doing things your own way and and how our individual perspectives widely vary.

    9. Megan Mandl on said:

      Personal Response: As someone who loves art, I was familiar with most of the paintings and artists shown in this book. I enjoyed seeing them in a children's book and I loved the message of the book that no two people see the world in the same way. These artists all expressed what they saw in completely different ways. Even though children are not yet able to analyze and understand these paintings, it is beneficial to expose them to these famous paintings early. Purposes: - ages 6- 9 Read Aloud f [...]

    10. Brooke Holthe on said:

      "Artist express their own point of view. And nobody sees the world like you." This book points out how nobody sees things the same way and how each artist has seen and created things in a unique way. This book has little words and describes what the author was painting in a kid friendly way. "No one saw stars like Vincent van Gogh". To students this may just be a piece of art and they probably have questions about what this picture means or think it is just the sky. I love the fact that there is [...]

    11. Shannon on said:

      A lovely gift from M. Shelden.Inside Cover: With a simple, rhyming text and beautifully reproduced paintings, NOS explores modern art. Each painting highlights the way in which the artist looked at the world in his or her own way. One look at the oversized details of her calla lilies convinces us that no one saw flowers like Georgia O'Keefe. A city becomes art when looked at by Kandinsky. And Miro shows us the flight of a bird like we've never seen before. The message is a clear one: no two peop [...]

    12. Anna on said:

      I loved this book. Great examples of some the more popular artists, but I like how there is a bit of narrative and the art is of course great. It's also nice how there is a bit of a biography of the artists at the end. Besides seeing one of their art pieces you get to learn more about them. Great to have in any classroom or at home.

    13. Susan on said:

      A simple yet effective introduction to various artists emphasizing the special way they saw regular things like hay and cities and apples. Each image could easily stir up discussions and encourage children to attempt a variety of styles as well as explore how they see the world. A helpful list of paintings and biographical notes are in the back.

    14. Nancy on said:

      American Gothic is actually is actually a painting of a farmer and his daughter, not his wife. I learned this from the artist bios in the back of this book.This is a nice introduction to art. And a great thought that none of us sees the world in exactly the same way.

    15. Rebecca on said:

      I just love this book! Great introduction to famous paintings and the concept of artistic point of view and interpretation of the world. Includes a list of the paintings and biographical notes about each artist (with pronunciation!)

    16. Michelle on said:

      Love that it introduced artists in a light hearted manor for my 6 yr old. She enjoyed the pictures, but really got excited when I said, "I've been to Claude Monets home."

    17. Torrance Public Library on said:

      Are an artists eyes different? How do they see the world that allows these great works to emerge? Explore how to see through an artist's eyes and find your own vision in the ordinary world.

    18. Rosanne on said:

      I liked this because it exposes children to a wide variety of art, and it encourages them to be an artist with their own point of view.

    19. Sue Mosher on said:

      Famous artists who saw things differently than other people. Simple text for young readers.

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