Friday, April 10, 2009

When Pigasso met Mootisse Storyline Online AudioBook

When Pigasso met MootissePREVIEW
Edition: illustrated
Published by Chronicle Books, 1998
ISBN 0811811212, 9780811811217
40 pages Ages: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
When Pigasso met Mootisse, what began as a neighborly overture escalated into a mess. Before you can say paint-by-numbers, the two artists become fierce rivals, calling each other names and ultimately building a fence between them. But when the two painters paint opposite sides of the fence that divides them, they unknowingly create a modern art masterpiece, and learn it is their friendship that is the true work of art. Full color throughout.
During their youth in Paris, Picasso and ...
... Matisse had a brief falling out after a competitive spat. Here, art imitates life as Laden takes that episode and, through transformation and embellishment, turns it into neat little lessons in art history and ego reduction. Pigasso and Mootisse have separately garnered such fame that they each must flee the hordes to concentrate on their art. When they become neighbors in the countryside, all is bonhomous until their temperaments--and their artistic visions--clash, so much so that they build a great wooden fence between their houses. Gradually their hearts soften. To make amends, and since neither knows how to simply apologize, each simultaneously paints a tribute to the other (and, of course, to himself, as befits such self-importance) on the fence. There are plenty of good (modified) examples of the real artists' works, as well as a couple of surprises, such as a Jackson Pollock--style explosion between the painters. The characters come across as bumptious, strong-willed, and appealing. Laden further lightens the story with goofy wordplay--moosterpiece, pork of art--that adds little when the quality of the artwork and the book's detonation of color are already such pleasures.
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