Monday, July 03, 2006

Famous Artist's Childhood Art

The exhibit at the Phillips Collection in Washington shows artists such as Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Winslow Homer feature the work they did as children. See the story link above to NPR's coverage of the exhibit.
It's an interesting time of life to look at art development. Children's art around the world has a universality that is astonishing. Use of shape, line, color, etc. does not vary much from one culture to another.
"When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child", edited by Jonathan Fineberg, an art history professor at the University of Illinois is an upcoming publication. (Fineberg also curated the Phillips exhibit.)
Children produce wonderful art - watch for in in your travels!

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