In Barefoot Husain, the artist has lost his shoes. Jai offers to help him find them and the two take off on a crazy journey, zooming in and out of paintings, through milestones in M. F. Husain’s life. What happens when the always barefoot Husain finally finds and wears his pair of shoes? The fun story takes off from some of the painter’s famous works, including his distinctive horses, and ends with an interesting comment on his celebrated free spirit!
“Part of a Looking at Art series, this out of the ordinary book is an art lesson in itself and will be a valuable resource to both parents and teachers to to engage the child in the works and lives of India’s leading contemporary artists. The bibliography at the end of the book gives the reader a glimpse into the life and works of Maqbool Fida Husain. The story facilitates and enables children to learn about and appreciate – art in its essence. However, at times one wishes that the paintings printed in the book were somewhat larger in size. Fun to read, and informative, too. It is definitely a collector’s item!” – Young India Books