Snail Trail: In Search of a Modern Masterpiece (Hardcover)

In Search of a Modern Masterpiece

By Jo Saxton

Frances Lincoln Ltd, 9781847800213, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010



A colourful snail asks you to help him look for his favourite painting. Follow his silver trail through a selection of famous modern paintings by an exciting range of modern artists including Pollock, Rothko, Mondrian, Dali, Picasso and Matisse in search of a piece of art that represents him.Paintings reproduced in the book: Pablo Picasso Maya in a Sailor Suit, 1938. MOMABarnett Newman Abraham, 1949. MOMAJackson Pollock Number 20, 1949. Private Collection/James Goodman Gallery, New YorkMark Rothko White Centre, 1950. Private CollectionSalvador Dali The Persistence of Memory, 1931. MOMABen Nicholson 1940-42 (two forms). Southampton City Art Gallery, Hampshire.Henri Matisse The Snail, 1953, Tate ModernHenri Matisse Goldfish (Red Fish), 1911 Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow

About the Author

Jo Saxton fell in love with great paintings when she first went to the National Gallery at the age of 12. Since then, she has become a professional art historian, gaining a Ph.D. in 17th-century Dutch painting and drawing, and is an expert on art and education for school-age children. Jo has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Cambridge University, inner-city state schools and academies, and has also advised government.