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Caldecott Award Winner: David Diaz

I have been extremely impressed all along with David Diaz's art, including his illustrations for my César: ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, We Can! and Diego: Bigger Than Life. But I am even more impressed with his art for my Picasso: I the King, Yo el rey.

The illustration are in acrylic, charcoal, and varnish on masonite board. Here is a favorite:

I can feel the texture of Dora Maar' s glove.

The day Surrealist photographer Dora Maar and Pablo Picasso met she was throwing a sharp knife between her fingers. That of course fascinated Picasso, but he was never in love with Dora. He tells her this in front of  the love of his life, Marie-Thérèse Walter.   


Edie Hemingway said...

Carmen, you're right, the texture does look amazing!

john said...

I agree that David Diaz is an amazing illustrator. I've thought this since I saw his first book and I am so glad you are working with him again Carmen. Thanks for the preview of the new book. It looks like a masterpiece.

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is amazing. Years ago Christy and I spoke at the Charlotte Huck conference in REdlands, CA and David Diaz was one of the other presenters. Very cool guy and amazing talent.

Lauren said...

Carmen, I cannot wait for your Picasso book! The poem you write is beautiful -- as is David Diaz's illustration. I am a great admirer of his work. And yours!

David LaRochelle said...

I, too, love David Diaz's work. His decorative style is so distinctive; I can recognize it immediately. And so prolific! And I agree with the others; this new book looks fantastic - poems and art.