The Clay Figurine

A book in which Carme's spontaneous brushstrokes and technical merits highlight the expressiveness portrayed so well in Emma's story: childhood at its most vulnerable.
Summary

This story comes from The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir in Correspondence, by Colombian painter Emma Reyes. The story, told through the artist's eyes, goes back to the day when she, with the help of her friend "el Piojo" and other street children, created General Rebollo —a clay figurine— with their own hands. The writer thus reveals one of her most distant memories, when she was an orphaned child amid the misery of Bogotá in the 1920s, but she does so with words that convey the sparkle and naivety of a childhood game. It is a moving album, in which Carme Solé Vendrell's spontaneous strokes and technical richness enhance the expressiveness of such a collective personage: childhood at its most vulnerable.

Category
Children & Ya
Fiction
Text
Emma Reyes
Illustrations
Carme Solé Vendrell
Publisher
Libros del Zorro Rojo
Year
2020
Language
Spanish
ISBN
978-84-120790-4-3
Pages
32pp
Cover
Hardcover
Size
22,5x20cm