11/19/10

...and friday sendak.

incidentally, whenever i think of hilary knight, i also think of maurice sendak, who we all know and love as the writer and illustrator of where the wild things are. he illustrated one of the mrs. piggle-wiggle books too.



but he's done other things besides where the wild things are and mrs. piggle-wiggle....








both sendak's and knight's artwork is completely splendid. their work stands out from the vast majority of today's children's book illustrations, which are often a bit dense and bulky, which bright colors and in-your-face composition. i love the subtlety and care given to the colors and the lines of sendak's artwork, and the delicacy and ladylike quality of knight's. they are brilliant, aren't they?

i hope you have an equally brilliant weekend.

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