Géraldine Elschner: The Cat and the Bird. Prestel Publishing (Hardcover)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.
The Cat and the Bird: A Children's Book Inspired by Paul Klee
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It's a really simple story with not much going on, but I found it really beautiful. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. And suddenly a bird that has not nested here since it became degraded is back. The Cat brings in a big red box from outside, with blue hair and red suits called Thing One and Thing T.
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This article caught the attention of William Spaulding, pp. The Horn Book Magazinewho had met Geisel during the war and who was then the director of Houghton Mifflin's education division. All this comes to an end when the fish spots the children's mother out the window. Tanya Lloyd Kyi!