365 Postcards for Ants


AUTHORS:
Lorraine Loots
GENRE:
Art book
RRP:
R750
ISBN/EAN:
9781928230274
EXTENT:
432pp
RELEASE DATE:
November 2015

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In 2013 a little known South African artist, Lorraine Loots, set herself a personal challenge: to complete one miniature painting every single day for a year. In 2014, now with a global following, she repeated the challenge, this time focusing on her beloved home city of Cape Town. The result is this retrospective, 365 Postcards For Ants, which puts a microscope on one of the world’s most beautiful cities, held in place by one of its most talented young artists.

Published in partnership with ‘Paintings For Ants’

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lorraine Loots is a miniaturist painter and online phenomenon who ignited her international career with ‘Paintings For Ants’, an unassuming personal challenge to create one miniature work a day for a full year in 2013. She undertook a similar challenge, ‘Postcards For Ants’ – the works collected in this book – in 2014, and she continues to pain in exquisitely tiny detail today. She lives in Cape Town and describes herself as a ‘sentimental’ artist who emphasises the importance of marking and celebrating each day.

For more on Lorraine and her art, see www.lorraineloots.com.

REVIEWS:

275,000+ Instagram followers

Of the book:

“Easily the most beautiful of this year’s crop of coffee table books is this very little jewel hiding behind a modest white cover which gives no hint of the magic which lies within. For 365 days Lorraine painted a miniature painting and here they all are: meerkats and beer, Cape buildings and bontebuck, picnic baskets and the Vredehoek quarry, malachite kingfishers imprisoned on the page but just waiting to fly – it is just a diamond from beginning to end. If ever there was a magical book this is it.” – Jenny Crwys-Williams

Of Lorraine's work:

“Hand-painted miniature masterpieces.” – CNN

“Absolutely exquisite.” – Huffington Post

“Rising star.” – House And Leisure

“Cape Town artist Lorraine Loots is reinventing the forgotten art of miniature paintings.” – Mail & Guardian



The online phenomenon!

See paintingsforants.com

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