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Dr. Seuss’ Alternate Christmas Art

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

To mentally prepare myself for the  Christmas season, I have to go through a couple of annual meditative tasks; one of which is watching “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. So this year, while I was in my meditative state, I began to wonder about the craft of this magnificent tradition. What is behind this wonderful children’s Christmas story. Afterwards, while pondering this question, I decided to look up some of the creator’s other art. Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, has some wonderful, provoking pieces in his collection.

There are some excellent pieces there, go check it out!!! Keeping on the tired, old Christmas theme though, here is one of my favorites:

Prayer for a Child

This one, entitled “Prayer for a Child”, reminds me a little of Le Petit Princeor more recently Super Mario Galaxy (a video game for Wii). It also appears as if it has some Van Gogh, Starry Night influences. A print of this baby will set you back $1,695, however it comes with a printed lithograph:

From here on earth,
From my small place
I ask of You
Way out in space:
Please tell all men
In every land
What You and I
Both understand . . .

Please tell all men
That Peace is Good.
That’s all
That need be understood
In every world
In Your great sky.

(We understand.
Both You and I.)

There is no disputing, that Dr. Seuss was a master at his craft!