A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER: Art and Letters


A CELEBRATION OF BEATRIX POTTER: Art and Letters

BEATRIX POTTER    Book Number: 84201    Product format: Hardback

Ingrained into our psyche since infancy, the delicate, ethereal watercolours of Beatrix Potter are very special. This celebration of her art and letters contains many examples of her work, with extracts and verses from her books, but in addition are illustrations by over 30 modern illustrators of children's books. These artists demonstrate in their own special styles how they would depict the much-loved characters. It's fascinating to see, for instance, how Tomie de Paola looks at Mrs Tiggywinkle, with a clever painting depicting the industrious hedgehog with Beatrix (in her later guise as Mrs Heelis, Herdwick sheep farmer) taking tea. Another illustration, this one by Jen Corace, depicts a rather uptight Hunca Munca, arms crossed, surrounded by red and blue beads that poured from the tins marked rice, coffee and sago. You can almost hear her tapping her tiny foot in fury and disappointment at the lack of food. Other artists featured include David Erza Stein, Rosemary Wells, Peter H. Reynolds, Matthew Forsythe, Melissa Sweet, Paul O. Zelinsky and Brian Pinkney. As well as their interpretations of Beatrix Potter characters using their own techniques, they explain what the author means to them. An intriguing look at how other artists interpret the works of Miss Potter. 8½" x 11". 120pp. Colour illus.
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ISBN 9780241249437
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