Lives of the Artists

Lives of the Artists

Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Book - 1995
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Most people can name some famous artists and recognize their best-known works. But what's behind all that painting, drawing, and sculpting? What was Leonardo da Vinci's snack of choice while he painted Mona Lisa's mysterious smile? Why did Georgia O'Keeffe find bones so appealing? Who called Diego Rivera "Frog-Face"? And what is it about artists that makes both their work and their lives so fascinating--to themselves, to their curious neighbors, and to all of us? This book presents the humor and the tragedy in twenty artists' lives as no biography has done before.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780152001032
Characteristics: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hewitt, Kathryn - Illustrator


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May 18, 2015

This book is OK, but the one big flaw is that they don't show any of the actual paintings by the artists, which is a bit stupid.

Also, for the users commenting that homosexuality is not normal and that they don't want their kids to "know" about it, your kids are already screwed by having someone as ignorant as you as their parent/guardian, so I think learning that there are gay people in this world is the least of their problems. They are destined to be as idiotic as the sorry humans that birthed them. Get over yourselves dumb dumbs.

LoraFish Jan 09, 2014

homosexuality is not normalcy

emilygrote Feb 27, 2013

My kids are 18 months, 4 years and 9 years old. They are all aware of homosexuality and it's normalcy.

Jan 27, 2013

Actually perhaps they do, then it would be more accepted and they would not be as discriminated against as they are today. Try to be more open minded, we need less ignorance and hate in this world today and that will be achieved with education and tolerance for those who are different.

Jul 09, 2010

I discovered more about the artists than I really needed to know.... Kids don't need to know about homosexuality.


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Jul 09, 2010

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Jul 09, 2010

Sexual Content: Mention of homosexuality... in a kids' book!


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