Action Figures

Paintings of Fun, Daring, and Adventure

By Raczka, Bob

Publishers Summary:
Here's your ticket to see some of the most colorful characters of the art world in action. Bob Raczka presents ringmasters, cannon blasters, dragon slayers, baseball players, and more - all captured on canvas by some of the world's most well-known artists. In these eighteen action-packed paintings, Raczka covers a wide range of times, places, and artistic styles. From Saint George and the Dragon (1470) by Paolo Uccello to Watson and the Shark (1782) by John Singleton Copley to BLAM (1962) by Roy Lichtenstein, this is art that will get your heart racing!

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ISBN
978-0-76134-140-6
Publisher
Millbrook Press


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 1-6 Eighteen paintings, and not a bowl of fruit in sight. Whether it is the knockout punch of George Bellows's "Dempsey and Firpo" or the fiery blasts of Diego Rivera's "The Conquest of Mexico", this art is not about sitting still. Raczka th...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

This book presents eighteen paintings illustrating the volume's theme of action in art. Works include Lichtenstein's <i>Blam</i>, Ri...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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