The Met Louise Bourgeois: She Saw the World as a Textured Tapestry ( What the Artist Saw)

by Amy Guglielmo (Author) Katy Knapp (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

See how iconic artists like Louise Bourgeois were influenced by their environments in this beautiful series produced in collaboration with The Met.

See the world through Louise Bourgeois's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.

Have you ever wondered exactly what your favorite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series of books to keep and collect, created in full collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw and be inspired to create your own artworks too. In What the Artist Saw: Louise Bourgeois, meet famous French American painter, printmaker, and sculptor Louise Bourgeois. Step into her life and learn what led her to explore her fears and emotions through her art. Learn all about her family and what inspired her to create her large spider sculptures. Have a go at producing your own art inspired by your dreams!

In this series, follow the artists' stories and find intriguing facts about their environments and key masterpieces. Then see what you can see and make your own art. Take a closer look at landscapes, or even yourself, with Vincent van Gogh. Try crafting a story in fabric like Faith Ringgold, or carve a woodblock print at home with Hokusai. Every book in this series is one to treasure and keep-- perfect for budding young artists to explore exhibitions with, then continue their own artistic journeys.

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Amy Guglielmo
Amy Guglielmo is a prolific children's author, artist, art educator, and art activist. She has written a number of books about art for children, including What the Artist Saw: Vincent Van Gogh (2021), published by DK.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
June 20, 2022
What the Artist Saw
BISAC categories
JNF007010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Art
Library of Congress categories
United States
Bourgeois, Louise

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