[ download pdf ] The Blue Rider: The Yellow Cow Sees the World in Blue (Adventures in Art)Author Doris Kutschbach – Biorganicenergy.co

The painters of the Blue Rider turned the worlds of form and colour upside down to give expression to their feelings, ideas and dreams Their cows were yellow, people were green, trees red and horses blue This is one book in the series Adventures in Art which is aimed at the young and the young at heart It takes us on a voyage of discovery, exploring the world of art and showing us how to look at pictures in a relaxed, light hearted way Aiming to open up the world of art to children of all ages everywhere, these books present famous artists and their works in a way that should stimulate our own creativity Nice large illustrations with some info This is a children s book that adults will love too It explores the ideas of The Blue Rider group of artists which includes Marc, Kandinsky and Munter You don t really need to know anything about these artists or even be interested in them because the book is a magical story in its own right But if you are interested in them you will enjoy the way Prestel have brought them alive It is also a fascinating example of words combined with text, using various styles, sizes and colours of text to get its message across For me, who finds the work of this particular group of artists difficult to penetrate, it really brought the work alive Have I raved enough It is one of my favourite books EVER. The artists affiliated under the name Der Blaue Reiter Alexej Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, August Macke, Franz Marc, Gabriele Munter, and Marianne von Werefkin , used color with expressionistic and symbolic meaning that readily appeals to children Animals, people, landscapes, as well as abstract subjects, are rendered with vibrant non representational color and energetic brushwork that affirms children s own expressive artistic impulses The text combines historical details of the artistic friendship that united these artists with lively explorations of and comparisons between several of their art works presented in excellent reproductions Prestel s Adventures in Art series forms the heart of my classroom art library because of their beautiful reproductions, but the texts are of varying quality The best in the series are this one, I Wish I Didn t Have to Sleep Keith Haring , Animal Dreams Paul Klee , Dreaming Pictures Paul Klee , A Day in Japan with Hokusai, Visiting Vincent van Gogh, Artist in the Desert O Keeffe , Gustav Klimt Silver, Gold, and Precious Stones, A Day with Picasso, Frida Kahlo The Artist in the Blue House, and Cut Out Fun with Matisse. Gives the impression that it is aimed at children Don t be fooled If you are a Blue Rider fan, it s well worth having it in your library.