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Rackham Fairy and Fairy Tale Art (Arthur Rackham)

Rackham Fairy and Fairy Tale Art (Arthur Rackham)
Arthur Rackham's (1867-1939) haunting and dreamlike style has added to the enchantment and fantasy of the children's literature and his imitators are many. Arthur Rackham married Edyth Starkie in 1903. They had one child, a daughter, Barbara, in 1908. Rackham was made a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in 1908. He also won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another one at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1911. His works appeared in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914.

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John Bauer Art: Trolls, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales - Swedish (18 Welcome to the John Bauer page with images from Sagovarld (Great Swedish Fairy Tales, Swedish Folk Tales), Our Fathers' Godsaga. The Swansuit, Lapp Folk will appear here as I add them so check back. Latest: and . About Art Passions: Art Passions began a tribute to artists whose work I grew up, and whose work has meaning for me personally. Street Art Comes Alive! (20 pics + video) South African artist Robin Rhode takes street art to a whole new level by adding in performances. Using everyday materials like chalk, charcoal or paint, he conjures up creative stories and then adds in actors to his "plays." What starts out as a simple drawing of figures and shapes, magically transforms itself into a clever piece of performance street art! Most interestingly, Rhode often returns to his native South Africa, creating pieces on the streets of Johannesburg that address social issues like poverty and inequality. Watch this video to get to know the artist.

Irish Art Archive - William John Hennessy - Milmo-Penny Fine Art Hennessy spent the summer months in Normandy where he had a residence close to the port of Honfleur. A school of painting, based in Saint Siméon’s Inn, was already well established there. Corot, Isabey and Huet were amongst the first painters of the group. Boudin, who was born there, invited Courbet, Jongkind and Monet to join them. It was at this time that Boudin encouraged Monet to paint in the open air and it was this activity that led to the advent of Impressionism. Hennessy might have had this in mind when he painted An Impressionist at Work; Scene in a Normandy Cider Orchard, which he sent to the Royal Academy in 1881.

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Cool Star Wars Graffiti Star Wars has embedded itself in to public consciousness throughout the world. It has also served as inspiration for artists who have grown up with the movies and ultimately develop their own artistic take, not always it has to be said in a strictly legal manner. Graffiti is loved by some and loathed by many but it would have to be a hard hearted Star Wars fan who didn't crack a smile when confronted with these.

Alfred Kubin Profile[edit] Biography[edit] From 1906 until his death, he lived a withdrawn life in a small castle on a 12th-century estate in Zwickledt, Upper Austria.[4] In 1938, at the Anschluss of Austria and Nazi Germany, his work was declared entartete Kunst or "degenerate art",[6] but he managed to continue working during World War II. Honours and awards[edit] Literary works[edit] The Other Side (1909)The Looking Box (1925)Of the Desk of a Draughtsman (1939)Adventure of an Indication Feather/Spring (1941)Sober Balladen (1949)Evening-red (1950)Fantasies in the Boehmerwald (1951)Daemons and Night Faces (1959) (autobiography) Sensibilities - Myths and Legends of Russia: the Illustrations Let us have more pictures, shall we? Several of us are experiencing December blues and quite unable to rouse ourselves to the spirit of the season. I hope these may provide a few moments' entertainment at the very least. I never did manage to post these illustrations here. I did post a link to my dA gallery instead a few months ago, but links are no fun. Besides, there are fewer illustrations there.

Brilliant Street Art by Mobstr [20 pics] Sep 14, 2010 Hailing from the United Kingdom (Newcastle to be exact), street artist Mobstr employs a combination of stencils and cheeky quips to challenge the way we view public space. Whether he’s co-opting billboards, battling the local authorities or just having a little fun, Mobstr’s work is sure to bring a grin to any fan of street art. Enjoy a sample of his terrific work below and be sure to check out his FLICKR PAGE for more provocative work.

Gustave Doré Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (/dɔːˈreɪ/; French: [ɡystav dɔʁe]; 6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor. Doré worked primarily with wood engraving. Biography[edit] «Le Christ quittant le prétoire» Doré was born in Strasbourg on 6 January 1832. Jo's Playground Looking forward to seeing all of you wacky folks at SDCC 2011 in a few weeks. I have a couple of events scheduled including ta-da! "Spotlight on Jo Chen" hosted by non other than my Dark Horse editor, Scott Allie. Plus some signings at the Dark Horse and Image booths. You can also catch me hanging at the UDON Entertainment booth with my friends on UDON crew. Not to mention my attendance at the fantabulous "Whedonverse Signing" at the Dark Horse booth!

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