Bruno Munari: Drawing the Sun
Artwork by Bruno Munari.
The books in the new workshop series describe different methods of learning, from educational activities to explanatory pamphlets to poetic play. The illuminating, gentle genius of the Italian artist and designer Bruno Munari (1907-1998) offers basic instructions and plenty of stimuli, suggestions and illustrative pictures to get adults and children, teachers and students working together. In Drawing the Sun, Munari suggests: “When drawing the sun, try to have on hand colored paper, chalk, felt-tip markers, crayons, pencils, ballpoint pens--you can draw a sun with any one of them. Also remember that sunset and dawn are the back and front of the same phenomenon: when we are looking at the sunset, the people over there are looking at the dawn.”