Miró's Magic Animals
With illustrations including artworks by Joan Miró, photographs by Lee Miller and specially commissioned artworks by children
- ISBN 9780500650660
- 23.00 x 17.00 cm
- With over 60 illustrations in colour and black and white
- First published 2016
A delightful introduction to the work of Miró from the bestselling author of The Boy Who Bit Picasso
‘With wonderful insights into the imaginative mind of one of the most celebrated Spanish painters and sculptors of the twentieth century, 'Miró’s Magic Animals' is a brilliant introduction to Surrealist art’ – juniormagazine.co.uk
‘Enchanting … Conveys the character of the artist and the magic to be found in his work’– Telegraph
‘Shares charming insights into Miro’s life and love of animals, together with stunning photographs by Lee Miller’– Guardian
‘An engaging, vivid and playful story that appeals to small children and adult art lovers alike’– World Kids
‘Beautifully designed … a must-have for little art lovers with vivid imaginations’– Smallish
‘Filled with fantastical, dream-like pictures, this is a delightful book’– Kids in Museums
In Miró’s Magic Animals Antony Penrose recalls a visit by Miró to his childhood home and a trip to London Zoo, where the artist Miró asked to see ‘large birds, snakes and strange creatures of the night’.
Joan Miró was a quiet and kind man who ‘dreamed when he was awake’ and painted wonderfully strange worlds filled with magical animals. Beautifully illustrated with some of Miró’s finest works, as well as evocative archive photography by Lee Miller, Tony Penrose’s mother, and specially commissioned artworks by children done in the style of Miró, this book will inspire and appeal to art fans of any age.
Antony Penrose is the son of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. He runs Farley Farm House, his parents’ home, now open to the public.
His previous publications include The Lives of Lee Miller, Lee Miller’s War and the bestselling children’s book, The Boy Who Bit Picasso.