Monday, July 27, 2009

Be Still!

Through Jayme McGowan I discovered Terrible Yellow Eyes - a delightful collection of illustrated interpretations of Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

Here are some examples:










As a child I spent countless hours immersed in the worlds created by Sendak, capering in the Night Kitchen, exploring the Wild Thing island and adventuring with Little Bear, Duck, Hen and Owl. When I lived in Japan in the 90s I was fortunate to see an exhibition of Sendak's original illustrations - I thought they were just beautiful!

Some people don't seem to like Sendak's work. What's your take on it? Does it evoke any particular memories for you?

3 comments:

Sarah said...

The pictures are all gorgeous. Did you hear there's a WTWTA movie coming out later this year?

Juddie said...

Hi Sarah - yes, I've seen the trailer, but I'm not sure whether or not I want to see the film. There's always the risk that it might somehow spoil a beautiful story (and I wonder how they'll draw a feature-length film out of such a book).....

Hmmm ... I'll be interested to read the reviews when they come out.

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

These are beautiful interpretations - I love them. I was very excited the time I saw one solitary Sendak original at Artplay ... I would love to see a whole exhibition like you have!

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