The Capable Child for Life: How to Teach the Child about Art & Culture–For Life Without Knowing Anything Today: Art Rocks: Simon and Sophie Meet the Sculpture that Comes Alive
List Price: 19.95
Available: January 2015
The cousins ditch their class tour of the museum because art is BORING. But, while exploring all the rooms and corridors on their own, they enter a world of mystery and suspense.
This fantasy picture book for the seven to ten year old takes Simon and Sophie on a personalized tour of the museum by one of its sculptures.
Arthur, who was turned to stone with his grandfather years ago, comes to life when the cousins enter the room his exhibit is in. A er Simon and Sophie recover from the shock, Arthur shows them all the wonders the museum holds. But once the tour is over, he has to go back into the sculpture. Just before he freezes in place, he tells the cousins what they can do to help him and his grandfather become alive again . . . and stay alive.
Kenth Bender lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. His passion for painting began in 1987. But, in 2013, the fire in his heart and the passion for his painting exploded. This passion has led to solo exhibitions in Sweden and Germany. He has also been included in group participations in Sweden, United States of America, and Denmark.
Bender loves how art crosses all boundaries. His art allows him to symbolize with a stroke, colors, shapes, and design, things not easily described.
Once the painting is finished, Bender hands it over to the viewer. Although the viewer has no idea what the artist intended, a connection is made. This is the moment where the painting achieves greater things.
Art is to be interpreted. This means that the viewer creates a feeling or has particular thoughts about the painting. Since each viewer is unique, with his own personality and experiences, the interpretations will be unique and personal.
The author originally only worked in oils. In recent years though, he more often uses acrylic because it works better in the abstract art he now focuses on.
Bender paints to obtain a better understanding of the world, his surroundings, and himself. Painting helps develop understanding as an artist and also as a human being. Painting also fosters learning – there is always something to learn through art.
The author actively promotes his work and the world of art. He established Art Tour Europe 2014 and is in the process of launching Art Tour Europe 2016.