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Margaret and Walter Keane

'Big Eyes' and the Bigger Picture

Kimann Schultz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

Big eyes challenge the observer to "get" what the winsome sadness could possibly mean as kin to the art genre, Pop Surrealism, which is as dark as it is light, as morbid as it is sweet, as ugly as it is cute. In Keane's case, you can bet the subjugation she suffered played into the longing she imparted in the twin orbs of her subjects.

Citizen Keane: The Big Lies Behind the Big Eyes

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

My generation discovered the big-eyed waifs at grandma's house or in the marginalia of our local thrift shops. The generation older than me knows that at one point Margaret Keane's big-eyed paintings of children were everywhere.

Everything You Need To Know About The Story Behind Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts

Tim Burton's newest film trailer has fans of the macabre master staring into a set of very large, very peculiar, somewhat familiar eyes. The title...

Tim Burton To Take On Life Of Art World Power Couple

Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts

Tim Burton, a filmmaker known for his own brand of ghoulish cartoon characters, is taking on the world of wide-eyed artist, Margaret Keane, in a new m...