About the Artist
Henri Matisse (1869–1954) has inspired generations of artists with his innovative use of color. His cutouts—collages made from shapes cut from painted paper in a process he described as "painting with scissors"—have become some of the most admired works of the last century.
Fine artists are paired with early learning concepts in this groundbreaking series for the toddler set.
Henri Matisse's abstract cutouts are used to teach colors in this polished read-aloud board book. Blue & Other Colors takes children through Matisse's color palette, beginning with blue and returning to it as a familiar refrain throughout. The variance in shape, depth, and scale will keep readers engaged, while the text enriches the reading experience with relatable and humorous commentary. Readers will not only learn their colors, but also grow familiar with fine art. The book includes a read-aloud "about the artist" at the end.
- Board book
- 8 x 7 inches
- 30 pages, 30 color illustrations
- Recommended for ages 1–3