The Met Edgar Degas: He Saw the World in Moving Moments (What the Artist Saw)

by Amy Guglielmo (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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

See the world through Edgar Degas'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: Edgar Degas, meet the famous French painter and sculptor. Learn all about how he broke new ground and captured the energy and elegance of skilled ballet dancers.

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
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Publication date
May 20, 2023
What the Artist Saw
BISAC categories
JNF007010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Art
JNF006040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Art | History
JNF006070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Art | Techniques
Library of Congress categories
19th century
Picture books
Degas, Edgar
Ballet dancers in art
Painting, French

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