Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friends Near and Far

The world according to kids, De Amicis elementary school, LivornoI spent this weekend at a polling station in my old elementary school, where I had plenty of time to explore the works of the kids exposed on the walls. This Eurasia is part of a map of the world called “Amici vicini e lontani” (Friends Near and Far).
The world according to kids, De Amicis elementary school, Livorno
Africa

The world according to kids, De Amicis elementary school, Livorno
North America

The world according to kids, De Amicis elementary school, Livorno
South America

The world according to kids, De Amicis elementary school, Livorno
Greenland

The world according to kids, De Amicis elementary school, Livorno
Australia

See also: De Amicis School - Inside De Amicis

23 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

colourful as hope - wonderful work.


please have you all a good tuesday.

daily athens

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

brattcat said...

love all of these close-ups. but particularly the australians in their grass skirts.

Randy said...

Colorful and so wonderful!

Farmchick said...

A beautiful depiction of the world.

cieldequimper said...

Cute! Love the Indians and Australians. Did I hear the turnout was 57%?

Cezar and Léia said...

It's wonderful, I miss "South America"so much! :)
Léia

Hilda said...

The Australians in grass skirts made me laugh!

Dina said...

Well done, fun, pretty.
Good for those kids!

How did it feel being back in your school for days?

Doug Hickok said...

These are extraordinary paintings. I love the bright color palette.

JM said...

These are lovely!
So I see you've been working on the referendums. :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ah school memories!! Haha! the Australia image made me laugh VP, haven't worn a grass skirt since.....last weekend, only joking!!

Karl said...

Beautiful and lovely paintings, so should be the world...

Gunn said...

Your photos, and their work, should be made in to postcards, sent to each PM all over the world!

Colorful, nice and with a clear and important message.

Jack said...

Very cute, VP. We adults should occasionally spend time around kids and their work. It is so fresh!

Traveling Hawk said...

Very nice drawings and they have a good sense of colours too!

Svenske Floyd said...

It seems they have no friends in Scandinavia! What could we do about it?

joo said...

Beautiful post, VP! I love these paintings.

VP said...

@ Svenske Floyd - It is not a problem of friends: they do not have Scandinavia at all!

Steffe said...

Creative kids. Although you need to tell them that Sweden is part of Europe!

Francisca said...

These paintings are delightful... I bet the Australians would love to know they are thought by Italian kids to be Hawaiians in hula skirts! :-D

Babzy said...

very nice :)

Kaori said...

I thought it would be Hawaii but it was Australia! Very cute :D