Fine Art vs. Illustration: Does the debate have merit?
|We take flight with stories. |
(Illustration Uri Shulevitz)
In contrast to the widely accepted and touted answers of recent decades, some of the answers to these questions have changed with the times, where today, we have whole museums devoted to illustration, such as The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, and organizations which define an illustrator as a professional, such as the Society for Illustrators. We have, for many years, had recognizable awards for the best illustrated picture books for children, such as the Caldecott Medal. And there are many more organizations celebrating the skill and artistic talent of artists who work with words and pictures.
|The Caldecott Medal graces the covers of winners.|
|Caldecott winner Song and Dance Man.|
|We love Carl.|
|How did Uri Shulevitz do it?|
|How did Janet Stevens do it?|
|What do Berthe Amoss and Eric Suben say about their processes?|
|Retrospective Exhibition of Dr. Seuss's work held in San Diego in 1986.|
|Puss in Boots, illustrated by Fred Marcellino.|
|Chief Seattle's historical message, beautifully illustrated.|
|Detail from Brother Eagle, Sister Sky.|
|Bold color and cultural symbols.|
|Take a trip around the world in Spanish!|
|Soak up some American history, beautifully illustrated by Samuel Byrd.|
|Check out the relationship between Flossie and the Fox.|
|Find out how Maebelle's selfless wisdom solves her friend's problem.|
|Children's books are powerful.|
Fine art can do that too, whether you're creating it or enjoying another artist's creations. It's magic, come see! The Bellefonte Art Museum is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from noon to 4:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Members are encouraged to bring in your favorite children's books to lend or donate. Spread the joy!