The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Written by Eric Carle
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Best-selling Eric Carle, creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, brings his brilliant use of colour to the fore in these bold illustrations of brightly coloured animals. Carle’s blue horse, orange elephant, purple fox and the rest are a tangible expression of his fervently held belief in the importance of the artist expressing himself freely.
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Just like an imaginative child, Eric Carle is one of the artists who paints the world as he sees it - a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox, a black polar bear and a wonderful polka-dotted donkey. This book gives a tribute to his creative life. Filled with some of the most magnificently colourful animals of Eric Carle's career, this is a book that celebrates imagination and the artist within us all. Inspired by the work of the great Expressionist painter Franz Marc, a founder of the artists' group known as Der Blaue Reiter ( The Blue Rider ), who famously used abstract blue horses in his paintings. Marc's vibrantly colourful paintings influenced generations of artists, and fired the imaginations of children's book artists far and wide. Examples of Marc's paintings and a short biography are included at the end of the book.
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'..a lovely book to look at and talk about with children of different ages. You can also use it to inspire children's own drawing and painting activities.' The Bookbag.co.uk
'When the great Carle releases a book, the world sits up and pays attention .. This newest title from Carle is a true delight.' Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Interest Age: From 2
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Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
4th July 2013
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