Kinderkram

Kids' Art in Progress

Kinderkram is a personal collection of interesting art made by children.
Kids’ stuff tends to be considered irrelevant for the adult world. But look closely and you’ll find a real treasure trove of pure artistic expression - all things anything but irrelevant.

Kids have a natural drive to make art using forms and patterns that can be traced throughout our entire cultural heritage - from cave paintings to Egyptian hieroglyphs to the works of modern painters like Matisse, Der Blaue Reiter, Paul Klee, Emil Schumacher or American artists like Cy Twombly or Robert Motherwell.

Picasso famously said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”.

What exactly does this mean? Here are some diagrams to introduce some of the most clearly recurring patterns in kids’ artistic language:

Goddess

by
Elly 9 years
on
Color Pencils
Din A4

Papi

by
Ada about 4 years
felt tip

Needle Forest

by
Lula 8 years
on
Needles on Table
30 x 40 cm

Tree

by
Lula 8,5 years
on
Collage
62 cm x 29,7 cm

Smiley

by
Elly 9 years
on
Pencil
Din A4

Flower

Flower (July 2009)
by
Lula 5,2 years
on
watercolours on paper
Din A4

Pink Fairy

Pink Fairy with wings.
by
Lula 4 or 5 years
on
felt tip on paper
about Din A5

Fairy in House

Fairy in House with wings, earrings and bellybutton.
by
Lula 4 or 5 years
on
wax crayons on paper
Din A4

Animal

Tier ("Animal")
by
Lula 4 or 5 years
on
wax crayons on paper
Din A4

House and Garden

House and Garde setup
by
Lula about 5 years
on
felt tip on paper
Din A4

Cake with Smarties

Kuchen mit Smarties (Cake with Smarties), March 2008
by
Lula 5,10 years
on
felt tips on paper
about 12 cm long

Monster in a Dress

"Ungeheuer mit Kleid" (Monster in a Dress)
by
Lula 5,9 years
on
watercolours on paper
Din A4

Space

"Weltall" (Space)
by
Lula 8,8 years
on
watercolours on paper
Din A4

Star

paper star (april 2012)
by
Elly 5,9 years
on
coloured papers, glue
about 12 cm diameter

Tortoise

"Schildkröte" (Tortoise, early June 2012)
by
Elly 5,8 years
on
pencil on paper
notepad, about 8x8 cm

4 mini Post-its

Rhinoceros, Tortoise and other things
by
Lula 3,5 years
on
pencil on yellow post-its
post-its 3x5 cm

Labyrinth

Labyrinth
by
Lula 5 years
on
felt tips on paper
Din A2

Untitled

none
by
Lula 5 years
on
watercolours
Din A4

Cows

Cows
by
Lula 3,5 years
pencil on yellow post-its
3x5 cm

Buch

book ("Buch")
by
Lula 3,5 years
crayon on pink card
10 x 15 cm

Card 1 for Granny

Card for Granny June
by
Elly 5,8 years
on
coloured tape on paper
Din A4

Card 2 for Granny

Card for Granny June
by
Elly 5,8 years
on
stickers. felt tips, coloured tape on paper
Din A4

Dinos

Dinosaurs
by
Lula 5,6 years
on
felt-tip on paper
post-it, 8x8 cm

Man and Horse

A Man and a Horse ("Ein Mann und ein Pferd")
by
Lula 3,5 years
on
pencil on paper
Din A5

Cat

Cat ("Katze")
by
Elly 5,10 years
on
paper, ball-point, copy-paper
Din A4

Alice

Alice
by
Elly 3,4 years
on
felt-tip on paper
about Din A5

Untitled

untitled colour fields
by
Elly 3,7 years
on
watercolours on paper
Din A4

Untitled

Rectangular Grid
by
Elly 3,3 years
on
felt-tips on paper
Din A4

Sun

Sonne (End 2009 - June 2010)
by
Elly 3,6 years
on
watercolours on paper
Din A4

Untitled

none (May 2012)
by
Elly 3,5 years
on
Colour Pencils on Paper
Din A4

Untitled

none
by
Elly 3,11 years
on
Waterolours on Paper
Din A4

Horse

Horse ("Pferd"), early June 2012
by
Elly 5,9 years
on
pencil on paper
notepad, about 8x8cm

Star, Heart, Sub, Circle

"Stern, Herz, Sonne, Kreis" (Star, Heart, Sun, Circle)
by
Lula 5,9 years
on
watercolours on paper
Din A4

Eliza

by
Lula 3,7 years
marker on paper
notepad, about 8x8cm