Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{Everyday Inspiration} Toys & Artists...

When I learn about famous artists who made toys on the side for their children, I'm intrigued. I was delighted when a friend sent me the link to these great photos of painter, Paul Klee, with his puppets. He apparently made these for his son. Of course, there is a great book that is now on my wish list called Paul Klee: Hand Puppets

Being that I studied painting in college & graduate school, Paul Klee was already a favorite artist of mine. But now he has jumped up on the list after I saw these photos. You know how I love puppets too. He is now up there with Alexander Calder (who also made toys for his children). Thanks for passing this on D

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  1. I can only imagine how his son had so much fun playing with these! Although, all of these look like 'villains'.. Where are the good guys? lol. You have a true artist's spirit! Passing along your love of hand puppets to us, and informing us of it's history. Thx for this, and to D on passing along her knowledge as well!

  2. I know, it's fun to imagine his son playing with all of the puppets. I love how animated Paul Klee is in those photos. :) Yeah, they are all rather villain like aren't they? LOL Thanks for the sweet comment (as always) Chantale!!



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