Dick Bruna is Utrecht – UtrechtCentral.com

February 16 means it’s simply two years because the demise of the genius that was Dick Bruna and now we have to have fun his life and work.


Wikipedia tells us that Bruna began drawing at a younger age, influenced by artists of different artwork varieties. He drew covers for his college newspaper in Walt Disney type. He additionally admired Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

His greatest affect was maybe Matisse. Dick Bruna’s first works had been based mostly on collages by the French painter. Bruna has additionally been famous to have been influenced by the Dutch graphic design motion, De Stijl, specifically the work of architect Gerrit Rietveld.

The official Miffy web site explains merely that Dick Bruna is so widespread as a result of he produced small books full of straightforward illustrations in shiny colors, however an important factor is that the images themselves inform the story. His drawings are very similar to pictograms.

“When he attracts a home, youngsters all around the world can recognise it as a home, when he attracts an apple, they recognise it as an apple, and when he attracts a canine, they recognise it as a canine. “

They proceed:

“Dick Bruna’s drawings converse their very own language – the common language of images. By making small modifications to those pictograms, he created a wholly new image. By drawing Miffy with a single tear, for example, everybody can see that Miffy is basically unhappy. Equally, slight changes of the mouth and eyes of his characters persuade us that they’re comfortable or unhappy or curious. So the true secret of Dick Bruna’s work is that he does extra with much less. That’s the eternal fantastic thing about his creations.”He’s so sadly missed, however via his stunning works, he’ll reside endlessly.