Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.


A clever, quirky read-aloud biography of a leading modern artist, for kids


Fausto Gilberti


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A clever, quirky read-aloud biography of a leading modern artist, for kids

Artist Yves Klein always thought about how he could surprise his audience. One day, he decided that he would only paint in one color - blue. He painted canvases, globes, branches, gallery floors, and even covered people in blue paint. Klein's story is told here with wit and eccentricity, perfectly paired with black-line illustrations and blue splashes galore. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important modern French artists of our time.

Ages 4-7



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 215 x 215 mm (8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in)
Pages: 48 pp
Illustrations: 48 illustrations
ISBN: 9781838660147

Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator based in Brescia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. He wrote this book to make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable for his two children.

"An innovative approach to share Klein's rule-breaking and boundary-stretching approach to art... These picture books make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable to young readers... Readers of any age will be drawn to return to the books again and again, as I was."—Unpacking the Power of Picture Books

"Funny and delightful... A singular book about an inspiring charmer."—Publishers Weekly

"Gilberti tells the story of Yves Klein through whimsical line drawings and many splashes of Klein's signature blue."—New York Magazine Strategist

Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.
Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.
Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.
Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.
Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry.

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