The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art


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  • Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ASIN: 0307978486
Author: Barb Rosenstock
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers
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  • Creator: Mary GrandPre
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    ISBN: 0307978486
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    NumberOfPages: 40
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    PublicationDate: 2014-02-11
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
    ReleaseDate: 2014-02-11
    Studio: Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Title: The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

    Product Description

    A Caldecott Honor Book

    Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.
     
    But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds, the yellows, the blues, he heard a strange sound—the swirling colors trilled like an orchestra tuning up for a symphony! And as he grew older, he continued to hear brilliant colors singing and see vibrant sounds dancing. But was Vasya brave enough to put aside his proper still lifes and portraits and paint . . . music?
     
    In this exuberant celebration of creativity, Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPré tell the fascinating story of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the very first painters of abstract art. Throughout his life, Kandinsky experienced colors as sounds, and sounds as colors—and bold, groundbreaking works burst forth from his noisy paint box.
     
    Backmatter includes four paintings by Kandinsky, an author’s note, sources, links to websites on synesthesia and abstract art.