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Miro's Magic Animals

Antony Penrose


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ISBN: 9780500650660
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Introduces Miro, a quiet, kind and smartly dressed man, who 'dreamed when he was awake' and painted wonderfully strange worlds filled with magical animals. This book is 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.
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  • Hardcover
    $19.44
ISBN: 9780500650660
ANNOTATION:
Introduces Miro, a quiet, kind and smartly dressed man, who 'dreamed when he was awake' and painted wonderfully strange worlds filled with magical animals. This book is 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.

Annotation

Introduces Miro, a quiet, kind and smartly dressed man, who 'dreamed when he was awake' and painted wonderfully strange worlds filled with magical animals. This book is 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.

Publisher Description

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 seelarge 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.

Author Biography

Penrose currently runs the Lee Miller Archive.

Review

'It is sure to appeal to art lovers large and small ' - Sussex Life 'Surreal and superb illustrations and a fascinating glimpse into the world of one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century' - Read It Daddy 'This is a brilliant introduction to Miro, but also a great introduction to art - encouraging us to look closer at paintings and wonder what the artist was looking at, thinking, seeing or feeling' - It's All About Stories 'A lovely way to get children talking about and exploring art' - Bambino Goodies 'Filled with fantastical, dream-like pictures, this is a delightful book' - Kids in Museums 'Beautifully designed ... a must-have for little art lovers with vivid imaginations' - Smallish 'An engaging, vivid and playful story that appeals to small children and adult art lovers alike' - World Kids 'Shares charming insights into Miro's life and love of animals, together with stunning photographs by Lee Miller' - Guardian 'Enchanting ... Conveys the character of the artist and the magic to be found in his work' - Daily Telegraph 'With wonderful insights into the imaginative mind of one of the most celebrated Spanish painters and sculptors of the 20th century, Miro's Magic Animals is a brilliant introduction to Surrealist art' - Junior Magazine

Product Details

Author
Antony Penrose
Short Title
MIROS MAGIC ANIMALS
Pages
48
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Language
English
ISBN-10
0500650667
ISBN-13
9780500650660
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2016
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience Age
4-7
Publication Date
2016-03-01
Illustrations
With over 60 illustrations in colour and black and white