ArtObet received the highest score possible, a four star “excellent” rating, from Video Librarian, the world’s most comprehensive video review magazine. It has also been chosen as an “Editor’s Choice.” Please see the full review below.
ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists from A to Z!
In this enchanting and charming production, a babysitter uses a box of 26 magical beads to teach a group of bright and energetic kids about art and artists from A (Anguissola) to Z (Zorach), with well-known figures such as Da Vinci, Goya, Monet, Van Gogh, and others featured along the way. With an appealing musical score, animated special effects superimposed over the live action, and lovely images of selected works, the program presents art concepts in a fun and accessible manner for children ages 3 to 8. For example, Japanese master Hokusai and his 36 paintings of Mount Fuji are used to teach about perspective and the effects of seasons on a single subject.; other segments illustrate how Monet’s impressionism conveys emotion, and how the eyes of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa seem to follow viewers across the room. Each master’s approach or style is encapsulated in a simple rhyme, while youngsters ask good questions, make silly comments, giggle, and add to the fun. Based on an inspired early-reading curriculum by Eleanor Palm and masterfully directed by award-winning filmmaker Carol Pineau, this is highly recommended. Editor’s Choice. (C.Block)