A collection of over 50 oil paintings by Chuck Jones of his well-known cartoon characters.
From the publisher:
Chuck Jones famous cartoon characters are held dear in the hearts and memories of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, a collection of the legendary filmmaker's oil paintings have been compiled into an art book for the enjoyment of all.
"Stroke of Genius: A Collection of Paintings and Musings on Life, Love and Art by Chuck Jones" brings together a selection of Jones' original oil paintings depicting his beloved characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Pepe Le Pew coupled with reflections from the man behind them all. Jones' thoughts on his art, his characters, his inspirations and his aspirations are laid out alongside a sampling of over 50 of his colorful and droll depictions. "The rules are simple: take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love, and whatever skill you have, and it will come out." --Chuck Jones, "Stroke of Genius"
Beginning in the late 1980s, Jones created a series of original paintings that rendered his own unique interpretation of many of his favorite artist s works. He reinterpreted such classics as Salvador Dali s "The Persistence of Memory" (becoming "The Persistence of Carrots") and works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh and James Whistler to name but a few. This series of paintings is but a few of the works that make up the artistry of Stroke of Genius.