The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpre
Explore colors, emotions, and abstract art while learning about the art and life of Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky in the book The Noisy Paint Box. My girls (aged 2 1/2 and 4 1/2) enjoyed this book and I think it would be much enjoyed by older kids too. The book talks about lots of “advanced” colors, such as, crimson, navy, and cerulean.
*art project idea* – Find all the colors mentioned in the book and paint them! Deep Space Sparkle has a video about mixing colors here. There are also an art lesson about how Kandinsky colored emotions here.
I enjoyed reading and learning more about Kandinsky in the Author’s Note at the end of the book. I found it interesting that scientist believe Kandinsky possibly had a condition known as synesthesia, which means one sense triggers another. Kandinsky always said he could hear colors.