Oh, love those.
“Children Lir Enchantment” © 1990, Jim Fitzpatrick.
arthur rackham, from the story of tuan mac cairillThe night came, and with it a thousand darknesses fell from the screeching sky. Not a round-eyed creature of the night might pierce an inch of that multiplied gloom. Not a creature dared creep or stand. For a great wind strode the world lashing its league-long whips in cracks of thunder, and singing to itself,now in a world-wide yell, now in an ear- dizzying hum and buzz;or with a long snarl and whine it hovered over the world searching for life to destroy
Happy St. Patrick’s Day xD
Thanks Ruby, you made me buy the James Stephens/Arthur Rackham Irish Fairy Tales.
John Bauer, from “Dag and Daga and the Flying Troll of Sky Mountain”
I just discovered this video: Lorenzo Mattotti about creating his images for Hansel and Gretel
That Arthur Rackham Tuan Mac Cairill illustration is fantastic – gothic art nouveau.
the princess and the pea
the little robber
the little mermaid
charles robinson for hans christian andersen
the red shoes
and for oscar wilde
the happy prince
the nightingale and the rose
i couldn’t resist coming back here! i’m glad you’re buying a fairy tale book, martinus! u can’t have too many xD
love the hansel and gretel video too
I love these pictures, Ruby. I think the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the heyday for fairy tale illustration. Do you think maybe they really believed? Have you seen Thursday’s list of fairy tale films?
no bob, could u post a link for us?? =D
Edmund Dulac was a great artist. I love his work.
And here some illustrations from Anton Pieck:
” If you don’t be be quiet ” shouted the lad to the troll, ” I’ll squeeze you just as I squeeze the water out of this stone. “
Princess gathering cotton grass
i missed this thread :)
not sure they qualify as fairytales? but these are scans of some wonderful art nouveau illustrations by harry clarke for e.a. poe’s tales of mystery and imagination 1923 edition
and these color illustrations are from fairy tales of charles perrault (1922)
Ruby, whenever I see black/white illustrations that are finely detailed like those Harry Clarkes you put up, it makes me think of Rudimentary Peni (Nick Blinko) artwork. Or Edward Gorey. Oh man, I wish there were some Edward Gorey fairy tales!!!