Blue horses

(About art, not language.)

On NPR’s Morning Edition today, an interview with children’s book author and illustrator Eric Carle, about his latest book, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, an encouragement of creativity and an homage to German expressionist painter Franz Marc:

Here’s a Marc blue horse:

And a trio of them:

And a set of roedeer, variously colored:

On Eric Carle, from his Wikipedia entry:

Eric Carle’s art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images. Many of his books have an added dimension—die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket’s song as in The Very Quiet Cricket.

His most famous book, about eating and metamorphosis:

One Response to “Blue horses”

  1. Nelson Minar (@nelson) Says:

    Denver Airport has a remarkable blue demon horse sculpture.

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