Observing the Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

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Left: Cropped image of the cover of The Secret Art by Dr. Seuss by Dr Seuss.

Right: Cropped image of an illustration from The Secret Art of Dr Seuss.


Acclaimed American children's book author and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, published a series of his more adult illustrations and art pieces in a beautiful book entitled The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss in what could easily be described as an expertly surreal and daring adventure into the author's mind.  Uncharacteristically varied colours and hues previously not seen in the primary-color palette of his children's books are displayed in full glory for the world to see. Sixty-five illustrations in total have been included in the publication with room for an excellent forward by none other than another famous children's book author and artist, Maurice Sendak. Maria Popova from Brainpickings quotes Sendak in the book writing :

Dr. Seuss was serious about not being ‘serious’ ... There was certainly nothing cookie-cutter, bland, or trendy about Ted Geisel. These works abound in nuttiness, ‘political incorrectness’ ... and lots and lots of cats. In short, you have entered Seussville, where questions and doubts are left at the door with the coo-coo something-or-other.

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