DRAW YOUR SHEEP. Drawing as you don't know it!
Book about drawing for the children and their parents
DRAW YOUR SHEEP
Drawing as you don't know it!
Daniela Čarná - Lucia Kotvanová
Drawing is a universal means of communication and it is understood by everyone. The children's book Draw Your Sheep is focusing on the very language of drawing in art and beyond. Drawing as you don’t know it! The book, written by the duo Daniela Čarná and Lucia Kotvanová, was published by Kunsthalle Bratislava in cooperation with SLOVART, s.r.o. Its name refers to the Little Prince and his famous plea: "Draw me a sheep!", which points to the unlimited boundaries of our imagination and uniqueness of perception. The book provides 35 different stories of drawing in art and beyond. Those who see creativity as an important part of their lives may interfere with the plot. Drawing brings different areas of life together. It uses a language understood by all. A drawing does not have to be done with pen and paper, nor does it have to resemble what it depicts. It has a life of its own in the sketchbooks, on the cracked walls, foggy glass or in the sky...
Who’s behind the scenes
The book was written by Daniela Čarná and Lucia Kotvanová. Their mission in Kunsthalle Bratislava is education through art and building the gallery as an educational institution. Since the children's publications on art are scarce, the authors decided to capitalize on their experience and write a book on drawing to extend the creative exploration of art beyond the boundaries of a gallery towards the general public.
"I think this book was made for the people not to forget art". - Zuzana Fábryová, children's reviewer of the book:
"It wouldn’t be all too surprising for the person who uses this book to forget about his phone and discover his own talent." - Vladimir Kordoš, Reviewer and artist
Artist represented in the book
Milan Adamčiak, Maria Bartuszová, Miloš Alexander-Bazovský, David Böhm & Jiří Franta, Albrecht Dürer, Ľubomír Ďurček, Ľudovít Fulla a Mikuláš Galanda, Rudolf Fila, Lucio Fontana, Vincent van Gogh, Eva Hesse, Dalibor Chatrný, Igor Kalný, Vasilij Kandisnkij, Michal Kern, Paul Klee, Július Koller, Marta Kopyt, Otis Laubert, Milan Maur, Henri Matisse, Ladislav Medňanský, Michal Moravčík, Roman Ondak, Dennis Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Zorka Ságlová, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Magda Stanová, Štefan Schwartz, Rudolf Sikora, Adriena Šimotová, Dezider Tóth, Leonardo da Vinci
Authors: Daniela Čarná, Lucia Kotvanová
Texts: Daniela Čarná
Ilustrations: Lucia Kotvanová
Design: Stano Masár
Publisher: Slovenské centrum vizuálnych umení, Kunsthalle Bratislava
a Vydavateľstvo SLOVART, s. r. o., Bratislava, november 2019
Size: 20 x 20,5 cm
The publication can be purchased at the Kunstahalle Bratislava reception and in any good bookshop.
Thanks for the support:
Roman Fecik Gallery, Bratislavský samosprávny kraj, StartLab