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A clever, charmingly quirky portrayal of painter Jackson Pollock – and the first in a series of picture-book biographies of contemporary artists
Jackson Pollock was unlike any other painter. Instead of sitting in front of an easel with brushes, he poured paint over canvases rolled-out across the floor, moving, splashing, and making the vivid liquid run with energy and rhythm. Pollock’s story is told here with wit and eccentricity, perfectly paired with black-line illustrations – and splatters galore. Fausto Gilberti brings movement, life, and whimsy to the true life story of one of the most important contemporary artists of our time.Specifications:
Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator based in Brescia, Italy. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad. He wrote this artist biography book to make contemporary art approachable and enjoyable for his two children.
"Fausto Gilberti has managed to bottle the wild spirit of some of the world's greatest artists in his cheekily titled biographical series comprising (to date) Jackson Pollock Splashed Paint and Wasn't Sorry and Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn't Sorry. In each book, the Italian author and illustrator combines inky black and white with a single pop of colour (blue for Yves Klein, egg-yolk yellow for Pollock), while his bug-eyed, zany artists recall the Minions from Despicable Me but with art history degrees and sharp suits... The books may end with an example of artwork and a more traditional biography but they're not solely for art-loving children and families; they celebrate individuality and creative self-expression."—The Observer