Miro's Magic Animals by Antony Penrose
  

Miro's Magic Animals

Written by Antony Penrose
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Miro's Magic Animals by Antony Penrose

A short, entertaining text narrated by the young Tony introduces Miro, a quiet, kind and smartly dressed man, who 'dreamed when he was awake' and painted wonderfully strange worlds filled with magical animals. The book is beautifully illustrated with some of Miro's finest works, as well as evocative archive photography by Lee Miller and specially commissioned artworks by children done in the style of Miro. Tony recalls a visit by Miro to his childhood home and a trip to London Zoo, during which Miro asked to see 'large birds, snakes, and strange creatures of the night'. With its vibrant colours and artworks, this book will inspire and appeal to art fans of any age.

Reviews

Lively [Antony] Penrose invites children ages 4-8 to look closely at the work of painter Joan Miro, and recounts a trip with the famed Catalan to the London Zoo. This unique book is a must-have for art lovers and the budding artist or art aficionado. Charming This title makes Miro s work feel as though it were created just to delight the imagination of children. Readers gain an understanding of what the artist looked like, how he worked, and the animals he looked at to make his work. Throughout, a peppering of children s illustrations support the idea of embracing the unusual and wondrous. Lively... [Antony] Penrose invites children ages 4-8 to look closely at the work of painter Joan Miro, and recounts a trip with the famed Catalan to the London Zoo. Charming... This title makes Miro's work feel as though it were created just to delight the imagination of children. Readers gain an understanding of what the artist looked like, how he worked, and the animals he looked at to make his work. Throughout, a peppering of children's illustrations support the idea of embracing the unusual and wondrous. This is a wonderful and very personal account of the great Spanish artist, Joan Miro.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

Antony Penrose
More books by Antony Penrose

Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2016

ISBN

9780500650660


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