Nicoletta Ceccoli is back with her sweet, ethereal and terrifying creatures. Play with me is a journey in four chapters through four wonderful worlds coloured in pastel tones and peopled by female characters. In Candyland, beautiful and merciless damsels reign over (and sometimes devour) a kingdom made of candies and marzipan. In Wild Beauties, little heroines are confronted with nature in all its forms, from the most fairy-like to the most threatening and diabolic, while in the third chapter, Come play with me, they deal with a toy universe, where all perspective is overturned, in a creepy role-play in which the animate and the inanimate, the big and the small, switch ceaselessly. Finally, the fourth chapter, Tales from Wonderland, whose title sums up all the allusions to Lewis Carroll’s Alice scattered throughout the book, opens up a dreamy universe made of toy towers, card castles and floating worlds, peopled by tentacled princesses and sea witches, as well as naïve knights that might easily fall into their elegant clutches…
A world of surrealist echoes, inhabited by graceful, dressed-up dolls with porcelain skin who are all but fragile and innocent.
Nicoletta Ceccoli was born in the Republic of San Marino and studied at the Art School in Urbino.
Since the release of her first work in 1997, she has published many books with several international publishing houses, including Random House, Simon and Shuster, Mondadori… Her books are appreciated by readers of all ages and have been translated into several languages in Europe, Asia and South America. Her illustrations have been exhibited seven times at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair and in prestigious galleries such as CoproNason (Los Angeles), Dorothy Circus (Rome), Magic Pony (Toronto), Richard Goodall Gallery (Manchester), Roq la Rue (Seattle). In 2001, Nicoletta was awarded the Andersen prize as best Italian illustrator of the year. She is also four-time winner of the award of excellence by the magazine Communication Arts. In 2006 she was awarded the silver medal by the Society of Illustrators (New York). In 2012 Mathias Malzieu has commissioned her the character design for his animation movie Jack et la mécanique du cœur, based on his book La mécanique du cœur and produced by Luc Besson.
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|Intervista a Nicoletta Ceccoli||La Lingua Batte - Radio 3||www||06-01-2019|