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Choo-Choo Peekaboo and Zebra's Masterpieces!
Thursday, 12 July 2018 at 11:00 am
Posted On 2018-07-04 07:09:02 |  Last Update 2018-07-18 13:18:07 |  Read 2184 times | 0 Comments

Zebra was inspired by all the great artists.


L S Lowry (1887–1976)

L S Lowry was an English painter who painted busy, city landscapes filled with big buildings and lots of people. Just like Lowry, Zebra enjoys painting bustling city scenes.

Claude Monet  (1840–1926)

Claude Monet was one of the founders of the artistic movement called Impressionism. He decided that it was more important to show his impression of movement, light and colour in a painting than to paint something that looked real. Zebra is a big fan of Monet’s The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil.

Georges Seurat (1859–1891)

Georges Seurat invented a new way of painting by softly flicking small dots of paint onto the canvas. His most famous painting is A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande. As you can see, Zebra also likes to paint on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

John Constable (1776–1837)

John Constable is most famous for his paintings of the English countryside. He is also known to have painted on very big canvases – almost two metres long! Zebra was so inspired by Constable’s The Hay Wain that he decided to paint it himself (on a much smaller canvas)!

Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)

Paul Cézanne is said to have bridged the gap between the Impressionist painters before him and the new style of painting that came after him (known as Cubism). One of Cézanne’s favourite things to paint was Montagne Sainte-Victoire, which he painted many times. Zebra painted it too! 

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890)

Born in the Netherlands, Vincent van Gogh painted thousands of paintings in his lifetime – including landscapes, portraits and still-life paintings. Of all of van Gogh’s paintings, Zebra’s absolute favourite has to be The Starry Night.

Frans Hals (1582/3–1666)

Frans Hals is most famous for painting pictures of people (portraits) and for using a loose brush stroke. The mice thought it would be a great idea to surprise Zebra with their own version of Hals’ painting The Laughing Cavalier.

And guess what? Zebra LOVED it!

(Some of Zebra’s art may have inspired Gareth Lucas’ illustrations too.)
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