Salty, Sour, Sweet & Hot – Children’s Book Illustrations at Yafo 23

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Germany - Andreas Karnstadt/Image courtesy of PR

Salty, Sour, Sweet and Hot – an exhibit of children’s book illustrations on the always popular theme of food will open on April 12, 2011 at 19:00 at the Bezalel Gallery at Yafo 23, the Central Post Office Building, Jerusalem.

The exhibit, presented by the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem Department of Visual Communications, will show the work of students of illustration from leading academies of four different countries: Korea, Germany, Bulgaria and Israel.

Israel - Gefen Rafaeli/Image courtesy of PR

This is the second year the Department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem is taking part in this international project that incorporates four leading academies from around the world:
– Duksung Women’s University, South Korea
– National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
– Hochschule Muenster / Department of Design, Germany
– Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel

Bulgaria - Aneliya Kaleva/Image courtesy of PR

Food provides a perspective on culture that almost everyone can relate to, and children’s book illustrations call out the playful side of both artist and viewer. The project, which created a fascinating arena for the exchange of ideas and images amongst the different schools, has been exhibited to wide audiences in South Korea, Bulgaria and Germany and is now on display in Israel.

Korea - Hong Na-rae/Image courtesy of PR

Under the guidance of Rutu Modan in the Department of Visual Communications at Bezalel, the young illustrators dealt with the various stages of engaging with the genre of children’s books. From the initial encounter with the text, through the explorations of character  and stylization, the creation of an entire visual world, page division and the creation of a suitable sequence appropriate for a children’s book.

The Bezalel Gallery at Yafo 23, The Central Post Office Building, Jerusalem
23 Jaffa Street, Jerusalem, Entrance with elevator at 3 Koresh Street
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 to 20:00, Friday & Saturday,  11:00 to 14:00
The exhibit will remain open from April 12, throughout the Passover holiday and will close on  May 6, 2011.

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