Wednesday, 6 November 2019

"We Are Artists" by Kari Herbert (Thames and Hudson)

After winning a prestigious art award at school, C has been consuming art books by the dozen and finding out more about famous artists past and present.

"We Are Artists" by Kari Herbert could've been tailor made for her, filled to the brim with amazing facts and life stories of some of the most famous female artists of all time.

Authoritatively written, using the artists' own works and words to describe their inspirations and their methods, it's completely engrossing and gave C lots to think about as she begins her own artistic journey, constantly refining her own style (I'm not just being a typical proud parent when I say that she's already an amazing painter in her own right, and also very strong minded about taking any tuition off her old man, but that's a story for another blog post!)

"We Are Artists" gathers together 15 of the most influential female artists, from Frida Kahlo to Georgia O'Keefe, from Tove Jansson (YAY!) to Yayoi Kusama, in one glorious and beautifully illustrated volume, featuring fabulous portraits of each of these amazing women, and a selection of their work (look out for those Tove Jansson Moomins storyboards in particular, they're stunning!)

Sum this book up in a sentence: A truly fabulous work of art in its own right, this book is perfect for would-be artists to read about 15 of the most inspirational creative women who have become part of our artistic landscape.

"We Are Artists" by Kari Herbert is out now, published by Thames and Hudson (kindly supplied for review).