Why do we Make Art? With Oliver Jeffers. What is the Biggest Painting in the World? Why do Butterflies have Patterns on their Wings?

Everything Under The Sun

By Molly Oldfield

Why do we Make Art? With Oliver Jeffers. What is the Biggest Painting in the World? Why do Butterflies have Patterns on their Wings?

Friday, 20 September

Art Under The Sun!


This week our first question is why do people make art? To answer it we have Oliver Jeffers who is a brilliant artist who paints, illustrates, makes sculptures and creates books including The Heart and the Bottle, Here We Are, The Day the Crayons Quit, Stuck, Lost and Found and his new book The Fate of Fausto. So he’s the perfect person to answer Tara’s question!


Have a listen to what Oliver has to say about why humans make art.  


PLUS how you can win a copy of his new book The Fate of Fausto, in this week’s competition.


One lucky listener can WIN a copy of the book.


Our second question is what is the biggest painting and sculpture in the world? 

 

Find out about the giant painting of the Buddha which is the largest painting in the world and what the largest sculpture is, clue, it’s in India!


Thirdly, lets look at some art in nature and discover why butterflies have patterns on their wings? We find out all about the colours and wing patterns of different butterfly species and colours of some of the many types of chrysalis.

 

A huge thank you the wonderful Oliver Jeffers for talking to us about why we make art and of course a big thank you to Tara, Lily and Arella for this week’s questions! 


Remember to send in your competition entries to win a copy of Oliver’s new book, The Fate of Fausto, and to send in your questions!


There’s information about how to do that on the show’s website, everythingunderthesun.co.uk or mollyoldfield.com. Just use an adult’s smartphone to record your competition entry and ask them to email it into me at molly@everythingunderthesun.co.uk


I’ll be back next week answering more questions from children around the world in another episode of Everything Under The Sun!


So do subscribe to the show to be sure to catch an episode as soon as it lands!


I hope you have a lovely week making lots of art, looking at the beautiful world around you and creating beauty!


Thank you and GOODBYE! X




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