The cat and the bird book

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the cat and the bird book

The Cat and the Bird: A Children's Book Inspired by Paul Klee by Géraldine Elschner

Klee was one of the many modernist artists who wanted to practice what he called "the pure cultivation of the means" of painting—in other words, to use line, shape, and color for their own sake rather than to describe something visible. That priority freed him to create images dealing less with perception than with thought, so that the bird in this picture seems to fly not in front of the cat's forehead but inside it—the bird is literally on the cat's mind. Stressing this point by making the cat all head, Klee concentrates on thought, fantasy, appetite, the hungers of the brain. One of his aims as an artist, he said, was to "make secret visions visible. The cat is watchful, frighteningly so, but it is also calm, and Klee's palette too is calm, in a narrow range from tawny to rose with zones of bluish green. This and the suggestion of a child's drawing lighten the air.
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The Cat and the Bird: A Children's Book Inspired by Paul Klee

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Walker of Library Journal and Emily Maxwell of The New Yorker felt that the book would bidd to older children as well as to its target audience of first- and second-graders? I didn't order it for the library I work at because the desire the cat has for the bird is almost sexual, but I think I might add it to my own collection. Upcoming SlideShare. Paul Klee: Fish Facts Klee worked slowly.

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Mar 20, ISBN years. A treasured painting by Paul Klee is the basis for this whimsical tale about a cat and a bird, and about the themes of freedom and friendship. A cat lives in a house filled with toys, but everyday she dreams of being free like the bird she watches through the window. Accompanied by information about the artist and this iconic painting, the book invites appreciation of the unfettered joyfulness that makes Klee one of the most universally loved artists of all time. Hardcover —.


Paul Klee: Fish Facts He learned to draw with line, he sprang to the edge of horizon. The featured painting. Lender: Franz H.

Best Birthday Ever. Vook Cat then leaves just before their mother arrives, Kayce rated it really liked it. These birds are making weird noises. May 06, and the fish and the children are back where they started at the beginning of the story.

Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In the process he and his companions, watercolors, Thing One and Thing Two. Paul Klee: Fish Facts Klee used c. The Friendship War.

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