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New from Protea Boekhuis: Pictures at an Exhibition by Philip de Vos, illustrated by Piet Grobler

Pictures at an ExhibitionPrente by 'n uitstallingInspired by an exhibition of sketches by his deceased friend Victor Hartmann, the Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, in 1847, composed a suite for piano in 10 parts.

Pianists still consider this suite as a work of remarkable virtuosity – but it’s Maurice Ravel’s 1922 orchestral setting that really secured its international recognition.

In this remarkable book, Philip de Vos succeeded in transposing Mussorgsky’s music into verse-form, thus offering a new mode of experiencing its classic beauty. Piet Grobler’s timeless sketches seamlessly enhances this arresting transposition. Paging through Pictures at an Exhibition is like slowly walking through an art gallery: moving from one impression to the next.

Also available in Afrikaans, as Prente by ’n uitstalling.

About the author

Philip de Vos is an award-winning author, poet and acclaimed photographer and in 2015 received a KykNET Fiesta Lifetime Achievement award for Music, Literature and the Visual Arts in South Africa. As a child he dreamt of joining the circus as a clown, today the humour in his work makes many a reader smile. He loves animals and bugs and has never even stepped on an ant on purpose. He lives in Green Point, Cape Town.

About the illustrator

Piet Grobler is an award-winning illustrator who tells stories with his paintings and illustrations. He has illustrated more than 80 books and has done illustration work for various magazines and newspapers including Sunday Times, De Kat, Insig, Sarie and Taalgenoot. He is senior lecturer and course leader in Illustration at the University of Worcester in the West-Midlands of England. He lives in Great Malvern, UK.

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