Open Artist Studio: Illustrations: Bihzad’s Miniatures to Kusama’s Mermaid

  • February 22, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Space: Oyster Classroom

Kusama copy

We look at illustrations every day in our textbooks, on social media, and even in the subway – but did you know that the history of illustration dates back over 600 years? Children will look at early examples by Kamal al-din Bihzad, a Persian artist whose miniature paintings included details of manuscripts and served as royal gifts to the Iranian family. We’ll compare and contrast these illustrations with contemporary works by Jacob Lawrence and Yayoi Kusama, then create our own storyboards using only visual components (no words!)

Image Credit: Hymn of Life [BOZA], 2005. Photo by Yayoi Kusama.