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Art Research

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in canadian studies, history

THE ART OF CHILDREN ‘S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS- Eric Carle and Debra Frasier ( Compare and Contrast

Authors and illustrators of children ‘s books always find ways to make their creation interesting and distinct from others . ERIC CARLE is known as one of the most prolific and influential creators of children ‘s picture books . He believes that books must bridge the gap between home and school , between play and learning . Carle says : I believe the passage from home to school is the second biggest trauma of childhood the first is , of course , being born . Indeed [banner_entry_middle]

, in both cases we leave a place of warmth and protection for one that is unknown . The unknown often brings fear with it . In my books I try to counteract this fear , to replace it with a positive message . I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn . I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun

Most of his books have an educational element as well as foundations in the natural world . He makes his book not only entertaining , but gives readers the opportunity to learn something on the things around them Carle ‘s art is unique and instantly recognizable , he uses collage technique using hand painted s which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images

Eric Carle makes many of his illustrations out of tissue that he has painted with designs . He uses the cut-and-glue collage process to make his illustrations . These unusual patterns work together to make unusually beautiful pictures . An example of this technique is the one that he used in his most popular book , The Very Hungry Caterpillar where he glued several layers of tissue on a white background . He then uses paint and crayon to create more variety of color and texture Cutting pieces out of that “self-made , he then assembles his creations . This technique gives a vibrant , free feeling to his illustrations .The book also contains pages of increasing size with holes in them which invite small fingers and peeking eyes . The ends give us the color scheme and an apparently random display of white dots but the three dimensional illusion starts with some overlapping dots of color using negative and positive space . The title page restores with seven rows of dots in layers . That number seven occurs later in the days of the week . The dedication page gives us Carle ‘s ubiquitous sun (it ‘s in almost every book and seems to be his happy face . Although the first full page is exactly that , it appears that the left edge has been torn away to reveal the text . Also , on that page the dot has been slightly elongated and becomes the egg on the leaf

Carle made use of some added dimensions to his books like adding lifelike sound of a cricket ‘s song to Very Quiet Cricket and twinkling lights to Very Lonely Firefly giving the children a playful quality : a toy that can be… [banner_entry_footer]

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