Paintings and sculptures come to life when a young girl visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her classmates. What starts as just another tour of the museum becomes a joyful parade as the art, which must not be touched, touches the young museum-goers in surprising ways.
Images of works in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art are beautifully illustrated as dynamic characters by Luciano Lozano Raya in this wordless picture book. Famous paintings and sculptures from throughout the museum will be recognizable to adults while the mischievous breaking of the fourth wall will delight younger readers.
The illustrations are beautiful but it is a wordless book, which may leave something to be desired.
Luciano Lozano Raya was born in southern Spain. He studied illustration in Barcelona, where he now lives. His work reflects a strong sense of color and texture, a frequent use of traditional techniques, and an undercurrent of subtle humor running throughout.