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Big Eye Art: Resurrected & Transformed

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In the late 1950s, throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, such artists as Margaret Keane, Gig and Maio created a new kind of mass-produced art known as 'big eye'. Now big-eye art has undergone a major revival, but with a twist: the wide-eyed, endearing waifs of the earlier movement have transformed into fairies, mermaids, demons and myriad otherworldly beings, including ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Merrell
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Melki
Oct 24, 2014 Melki rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
I'm sure you've all seen the paintings of Margaret Keane (and yes, Margaret did the paintings, hubby Walter hogged all the credit!)

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Margaret Keane

Those kitschy paintings of doe-eyed, tearful waifs failed to take the art world by storm, but did apparently leave a mark on future generations as evidenced in this book of Keane-inspired works by 22 artists.

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Lindsey Cormier

Each artist discusses his or her work and there is page after page of luscious color photos.

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Seethalakshmi
Apr 21, 2014 Seethalakshmi rated it it was amazing
An amazing take on art.
Emily
Dec 31, 2011 Emily rated it liked it
I have always been torn between being horrified by and fascinated with the whole big eye art thing. Some of the art in here presents an interesting twist on the whole idea. I think Misty Benson's stuff might be my fave.
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