Arts & Culture

Hump Day Art: The Colorful World of Maira Kalman

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your … Read More

By / February 20, 2008

Congratulations! You’ve managed to get through the first 2.5 weekdays. To help you get through the second half of your week, Jewcy is happy to present you with Hump Day Art. Think of it as an opportunity to devote your attention to the more cultural things in life, or at the very least, to zone out at your desk for a few minutes while you look at some pretty pictures.

I've loved Maira Kalman ever since I first read her children's book, Max in Love, as a kid. A native of Tel Aviv, but thoroughly a New Yorker, Kalman incorporates color, fantasy, and humor into her art with a style that walks the line between sentimental and strange. Here are a few of my favorites from her year-long project with the Times (recently published as a book), The Principles of Uncertainty.

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