Kids’ books are amazing! Faster to read than adult books, and the pictures are always better. Children’s books illustrators are among my favorite artists. Many times I have wanted to cut out pages of books, to hang on the wall as the drawings are so cool. The Bologna Illustration Exhibition does just that; for 50 years they have been showing art from children’s books illustrators. I am very tempted to go here while my daughter is in school so I can have a calm look around. But I have heard this show is super child-friendly.
“The 2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition is a ‘special’ edition,” according to the organizers. “50 years have passed since the first Illustrators Exhibition was held in 1967, and there seemed no better time to cast our minds back over the fantastic journey that BolognaFiere has taken in the company of illustrators and publishers from all over the world. Down the years, the Exhibition has shone the spotlight on the creativity, imagination and whimsy of a truly international community of artists. Among our traveling companions were many young illustrators who went on to build spectacular careers; they return to Bologna year after year as enthusiastic as ever and always keen to measure themselves against the next generation of emerging talents.”
The exhibition lasts till October 8. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Photos: courtesy of BolognaFiere, and Piaxabay