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Brush of the Gods by Lenore Look

Brush of the Gods

by Lenore Look

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In a world where it is important to learn about the different cultures or people around us, I think, its good get children in on this. Brush of the gods does just that with stunning illustration by Meilo So really makes one feel like they are watching still images that can come to life at any moment, I especially like the one about the valley, river, and animals done in black and white because of the detail. I think it overpowers the text but in a good way. It makes one see the difference between western and eastern styles of drawing.
  josephumana | Mar 15, 2015 |
I enjoyed this tale, as well as the illustrations by So. While this is somewhat of a folktale, I like that it tells a piece of real history from the T'ang Dynasty in China.
  noah23 | Feb 2, 2015 |
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  SaritaInce | Jan 16, 2015 |
Brush of the Gods is a beautiful tale full of complex feelings and illustrations. The vivid details and magical words leave the reader feeling a sense of wonder. ( )
  ekrynen | Oct 5, 2014 |
Wu Daozi paints so well that his pictures come to life and disappear. Wu Daozi lived during the T'ang Dynasty (618-907), and is thought to be the finest artist in Chinese history. Meilo So's illustrations are reminiscent of famous Chinese watercolor and ink paintings. ( )
  mosbor | Sep 21, 2014 |
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   Who wants to learn calligraphy when your brush is meant for so much more? Wu Daozi (689-758), known as China's greatest painter and alive during the T'ang Dynasty, is the subject of this stunning picture book. When an old monk attempts to teach young Daozi about the ancient art of calligraphy, his brush doesn't want to cooperate. Instead of characters, Daozi's brush drips dancing peonies and flying Buddhas! Soon others are admiring his unbelievable creations on walls around the city, and one day his art comes to life! Little has been written about Daozi, but Look and So masterfully introduce the artist to children.

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During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor.

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