Dan Consiglio, author of The New Dad from A to Z and founder of the blog What My Kids’ Art Says, has written his third book, Is That a Picasso on Your Fridge?: Kids’ “Masterpieces” Critiqued by an “Art Expert”.
Consiglio says of his new humor collection, “Art is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. But I have the trained eye to see the difference between the work of an idiot savant and a kid who’s just not that gifted. And don’t think for a minute I don’t know what I’m talking about. I see what others simply cannot. I have always been aware of my gift — despite being thrice rejected from the Art Institute of Chicago, and twice expelled from the West Des Moines Society for Making Art Fun.”
The images in Consiglio’s book, drawn by kids from around the country, are funny by themselves, but take on added hilarity when viewed alongside the author’s interpretation of the work. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in Is That a Picasso on Your Fridge?, available for pre-order now and in bookstores later this month:
All images and text excerpted with permission from Is That a Picasso on Your Fridge?: Kids’ “Masterpieces” Critiqued by an “Art Expert”.
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