Maisie Matilda is an art history student who is reviving the medieval art of painting on the edge of books. When she put her work on TikTok she got nearly five million viewers. She deserves that fame—her art is beautiful. One of her TikTok videos is embedded below.
You can learn more about Maisie in this BuzzFeed article about her. Or check her out yourself @maisie_matilda.
Ted Macaluso is the author of Seeking Cézanne: A Children’s Mystery Inspired by Paul Cézanne and Other Artists. He lives in Northern Virginia.
Text copyright (c) 2021 by Ted Macaluso.
2 thoughts on “Books, Art, and Maisie”
I’m not an artist, so I can’t follow up on my suggestion, but …
It would be really neat to see the edge painting, and then push against the pages so they shear offside a little, exposing even more painting showing details within the original. Maybe impossible.
It would be fascinating if possible.
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