18 februari 2017

Dick Bruna (1927-2017)

It was in the news yesterday that Dutch artist and children's author Dick Bruna had passed away at the age of 89. Dick Bruna became known worldwide with his cartoon rabbit Nijntje, known as 'Miffy' outside The Netherlands. The books were part of my childhood, and with me many many other children. Since the creation of Miffy in 1955 over 85 million (!) books have been sold.

This photo was taken at the Dick Bruna exhibition in the Buitenplaats Museum in Eelde, that I visited back in March 2014. The text on the right tells about the typical style in which Miffy was drawn: the openness, the safety of Miffy's world, how she always stays young...


10 opmerkingen:

  1. Ja verdrietig he, wie kent Nijntje niet hier, elk kind is er mee opgegroeid.

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  2. Op een gegeven moment wordt je zo oud dat alle je bekende personen overlijden. Jammer maar zo is het leven.

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  3. Oh that's sad Marleen, but he had a good amount of years. My granddaughter loves Miffy 😊

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  4. Now that's why I love Blogger, Marleen. I would never have known about this children's artist and author otherwise. I could understand the writing in the exhibition and enjoyed reading it! Thanks for sharing this interesting post. Greetings Jo

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  5. I had never heard of him, he must have been very popular among the children growing up. It's sad that he passed on but many will always remember him and his books.

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  6. Ik vind het mooi hoe hij ooit begonnen is.
    Ja, het doet je gewoon wat.

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  7. Thanks for calling it to our attention.

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  8. ook bij ons een hoofdpunt in het nieuws Marleen

    prettige zondagavond

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