I just love these deliciously hued paintings by Maira Kalman. I saw her exhibit, “Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)” at San Francisco’s Jewish Museum this past summer and it has since relocated to the Jewish Museum in New York. If you haven’t yet seen it, be sure to go! So much marvelous color and whimsy—your imagination will thank you.
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Allison Egan says
Thank you for sharing Katie! Love the color and elegance of Maira’s work!!! wow! xo Allison
Belly B says
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Loveee the bright colors <3
Emma Kisstina says
I love how she uses those colors! gorgeous
such a lovely paintings! i love the colors.. off to check out more.
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Shoshana @ Adventures of a Future Housewife says
I adore Maira Kalman. Thanks so much for the heads up as I’ll be in NY this summer. So, so excited!
Jeanne McKay Hartmann says
Love Maira, Hope to get to NYC to see! The pink & the chandelier is amazing and happy…
Hi Katie! Thanks for posting this – I’m a huge Maira Kalman fan and can’t wait to catch her show in NY. In the meantime, have you seen her version of “Elements of Style”? Who knew grammar could be so much fun?
the iconic blog says
Definitely going. Thanks for the tip!xx
Drew Humphries says
LOVE painted childrens books! or anything painted in that matter! and Maira Kalman seems to do it right! Playful and slightly abstracted!
thank you for the introduction katie! i love the colors, they remind me of rainbow sherbert. yum. :)
I received her book “And The Pursuit of Happiness” for Christmas and loved both the text and the illustrations. I highly recommend it to any Maira Kalman fan!
Newly Domesticated says
I literally just finished both her books last week, so she was on the brain! Her work is just brilliant, and incomparable.
Love her work Katie, thanks for the heads up on the exhibit. I hope to see it in NYC in May. I just bought her book, Ooh-la-la Max in Love. I can’t wait to page through it, and pass it on to my own children one day.
Like everyone else, I am loving the colors. I know I can always count on your blog for some good color inspiration!
This is most definitely on my must see list! I love Maira Kalman and her whimsical world!!
Agreed. You know I just adore anything and everything Miss Maira does. My mom and sister just went to see the exhibit in NYC. It was fun to compare notes after seeing it myself, in San Francisco. x
Jamie Herzlinger says
I love the fact you are always on top of everything great to see! I can always count on your blog as a super resource!
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