Kalandraka The artist who painted a blue horse


The expressionist Franz Marc painted the "Blue Horse" that inspired this book banned by Nazism. In a new cardboard format for pre-readers, a proposal that encourages the discovery of colors and creative freedom.

New edition in cardboard format with rounded corners for pre-readers and first readers of " The artist who painted a blue horse ." Eric Carle has conceived this work as a tribute to the German Franz Marc (1880-1916), a precursor of expressionism whom he discovered thanks to his art teacher, Herr Krauss, when the Nazi regime prohibited the creation and dissemination of this pictorial avant-garde. and cultural. His painting "Blue Horse I" served as inspiration for this and other books, which stand out for their unmistakable predominance of color in all possible varieties, tones and textures.

Starting from a very simple text, boys and girls become familiar with the entire color range. Furthermore, by representing a wide succession of domestic and wild animals painted with unconventional shapes, strokes and colors, this album
not only contributes to strengthening the imagination, but also
to convey the importance of creative freedom.

"The artist who painted a blue horse" has an autobiographical background: Eric Carle portrays himself as an illustrator who does not strictly adhere to reality, showing pride in practicing a characteristic style that distinguishes him.

Theme: colors, animals, art, vocabulary. Recommended age: from 2 years.
Notable aspects: artistic education, expressionism; history of art; based on the work of Franz Marc.

Pages: 24
Dimensions: 12.5 x 18cm
ISBN: 978-84-1343-053-9
Awards: LOS + 2012 (Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation)
Language: Spanish