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2015年11月16日 星期一

Munich 13: Schloss Blutenberg.3 Exhibitions: Astrid Lingren & Ilon Wikland (慕尼黑.13 :布魯登堡城堡.3:展覽 )

One of the things which gave me the greatest pleasure when visiting the Blutenberg Castle  was the chance to see two of the exhibitions there, one about book illustrations of children books and the other on the theme of war and world peace in the eyes of children. 




All children and those who have not yet forgotten that they were once children are welcome here. The International Youth Library organizes many types of activities for children.The “Lichterhäuschenbasteln”( lit cottage in velvet ) in the childrens´ library have already become a regular event: childrens and parents have been invited to make their own little lanterns when they arrive in the evenings of November 21st, November 28th and December 5th later this year.




People awaiting their turns on a sofa



Two children having a meal in their study




A little girl admiring a plant



A little girl in bed after having had a fun day reading and having a snack


a little girl getting up from her bed



The original drawing for one the stories of Elsa Olenius (1896-1984), a famous Swedish writer of fairy tales



The Illustrated book cover Karlsson on the Roof, one of the most popular stories written by  Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), best known for her children's book series featuring Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and the Six Bullerby Children (Children of Noisy Village) as well as her children's fantasy novels Mio min Mio, Ronia the Robber's Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart. As of May 2013, she is the world's 18th most translated author and the third most translated children's books author after H. C. Andersen and the Grimm brothers. Lindgren has sold roughly 144 million books worldwide.





Another illustration of the same book




Children love to be taken into the sky by fantasy figures




The illustration to another children's book



A house in the forest, with a wolf close by




The illustration to another children's story


The same house at night


A child turning over everything in search of a beloved lost item




Children dancing around tree



Children having fun with the snow


A girl snuggling into bed after a tiring day.




A boy defending a girl



A stranger barging in


 
A stranger in a cape trying to climb in through the window



Looking out to find what the noise was?



a death



The cemetery




A churchyard




A girl deciding to go away




children undecided whether they wish to explore an old castle




A child during the war



Ominous figures emerging from the smoke of the locomotive




people leaving the church




drawings and other items hung from the roof and allowed to swing in the air


A child in the punishment corner by Ilon Wikland, an Esthonian artist who illustrated the greatest number of Astrid Lindgren’s books: The Six Bullerby Children (The Children of Noisy Village), The Children on Troublemaker Street, The Brothers Lionheart, Karlsson-on-the-roof, Mardie, Mio my Son, Nils Karlsson Pyssling, Ronia the Robber’s Daughter, Seacrow Island, The Ghost of Skinny Jack as well as Sunnanäng. She has also provided the illustrations for many picture-books, including: The Dragon with Red Eyes, I Want a Brother or Sister/That’s My Baby, Brenda Helps Grandmother and Simon Small Moves in.




Her illustration for another book



The child walking through a narrow alley to a church



The child on her way to school




A child on her way to a sailing ship




A girl seeking comfort from her care-taker




Her dog was injured




A cardboard cutout in the middle of the musuem




monsters in pursuit of the girl



People dancing for joy



Two children being pursued/guarded by soldiers




Safe again, finally.



This is the house of a child who is forced to move to another country as a refugee.




A printed picture serves as the only decoration to her carton box "house"




"Caja de Cartón" means "house of carton box" , part of an exhibition about war and peace



A stick, a blanket and a poster: all she has



Humpty-Dumpty world


Humpty-Dumpty on a slide



The world of flowers




A ghostly tale




A little girl putting on her mom's high heels



Figures from the world of children books




More such figures




an oriental doll



A Japanese doll



A peasant couple and a bird




bicycles, flowers, crocodile and bear


Painting and steam from the painter's pot




Houses, castles and flying figures




Laura and the frog




Laura and Humpty-Dumpty




Grimm Brothers' tale "The girl and the Frog King" as retold by Binette Shroeder


Figures from the East




Chronology of the biography of Binette Schroeder, born Hamburg in 1939 and spent her childhood in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps, moved to Munich in 1956, where studied applied graphic design, continued in 1962 at the College of Design in Basel, Switzerland, concentrating ontypography, photography and lithography. After completing her studies she worked as a freelance graphic artist and portrait photographer. She made her artistic breakthrough with "Lupinchen" in 1969. Her book illustrations have received numerous awards, including the Deutscher Literaturpreis in 1997 and the Grand Prize of the German Academy for Literature for Children and Young Adults in 2004 for her complete works. Today she lives and works as an illustrator, painter and portrait photographer in Munich.




One of her book illustrations



Another one of her book illustrations


Another part of the world of fantasy



Two monsters by David McKee




More from the world of monsters



 A frog on a trailer




A mouse in a town



Part of the museum with an exhibition on the theme of war and peace in the world of children. Unlike in some middle class environment in Hong Kong, children in the West are not shielded from the harsh realities of the adult world, including the streak of violence buried deep in the psyche of apparently "civilized" human beings and their capacity to inflict suffering on other people for one reason or another. Western nations have just bombed one of the training camps of ISIS, killing more than 40 people in retaliation of the killing of nearly 200 Frenchmen in Paris and there are daily killings in Gaza, Syria, Lebanon etc and huge numbers of Syrians are now flooding daily across the borders of countries in the European Union to escape more killings in the civil war in their own country or in the national conflicts between the Arabs and Jews, in what some think of as the conflict between Islamic and Western values.