Join Detective Damian on his investigations… Visit the studios of Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Gauguin, Keith Haring, and many other artists… Find the magnifying glass that got left behind on Claude Monet’s desk… Spot the owls in Pablo Picasso’s paintings… Play with Andy Warhol’s flowers… Find the apples in Paul Cézanne’s studio… Colour in Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog … Identify the silhouette of a sculpture by Brancusi…
Intended for children ages 6 to 12, this book is a brief history of art in the form of fun and educational surveys within the studios of the leading artists of the late nineteenth century and the twentieth century.
Damian Elwes’s research and reconstruction of these workshops is presented to the young audience as a series of investigations carried out by the character of Detective Damian who we follow throughout the book.
Accompanying each of the studios reproduced by Damian Elwes, there will be an anecdote about its discovery, a few lines about the artist in question and a game of clues to engage the reader in an active experience.
List of artists’ studios: Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Constantin Brancusi, Alexandre Calder, Salvador Dal í , Alberto Giacometti, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning, Anish Kapoor, Frida Kahlo, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Ai Weiwei, Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly.