Creature: Paintings Drawings and Reflections

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creature shaun tan

Book Information

Author
Illustrator
Publisher
Levine Querido October 2022
Curriculum
Fine Arts Curriculum

From the creator of THE ARRIVAL, a collection of essays illuminating his thoughts and advice for writers and artists, young and old.

Shaun Tan is one of the world's most highly acclaimed narrative artists—his stories and images are loved by countless young and not-so-young readers around the world. Drawing upon 25 years as a picture book and comics creator, painter, and filmmaker, CREATURE explores the central obsession of this visionary artist, from casual doodles to studied oil-paintings. Beyond sketches for acclaimed works such as THE ARRIVAL, THE LOST THING, and TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA, this volume collects together for the first time unseen and stand-alone illustrations, each resonant with unwritten tales of their own.

Detailed commentary by the artist offers an entertaining insight into the endless allure of imaginary, non-human beings and what they might tell us about our so-called "normal" human selves. Artists, writers, students, dreamers, and anyone interested in the deeper undercurrents of creativity, myth, and visual metaphor will find inspiration in these pages.----from the publisher

224 pages                                            978-1646142002                                     Ages 12 and up

Keywords:  creativity, art, artist, creative process, Fine Arts Curriculum, essays, 12 year old, 13 year old, 14 year old

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