Illustrators · Notes

The World of Maurice Sendak

sendakMaurice Sendak is probably most famous for Where the Wild Things Are. His drawings make me think of woods and straw and underbrush—a deeply layered world that seems simple at first glance. But then you see there is more to the shadows and light than you saw the first time. The faces are deep, telling a story in every line. Sometimes his pictures are scary because you feel like you are looking into a story’s heart. But I like that about Mr. Sendak’s decorations. They look at you as much as you look at them and you can’t help feeling they are making their mind up about you the entire time.

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