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27-10-2006
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oooh!!! beautiful, beautiful works,
I just imagine that the quality in printed version is better
i fell in love with this thread

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01-11-2006
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This is just such a brilliant thread! The quantity and quality of all the contributions are really great. Just to follow on from the Cecily Mary Barker flower-personification theme, here are a few Jean Grandville illustrations, which I think weren't actually classified as children's illustrations when they were first printed, but probably would be in today's literary climate.

Frontpiece of Les Fleurs Animees



Hemlock (I think this might be a reference to Socrates' execution?)



Pomegranate blossom



Narcissus/Daffodil (I love the reference to the greek myth in this one)



Dahlia



Daisy



Link: http://www.printspast.com/les-fleurs-animees.htm (actually not where I hunted out all these pics. I did this ages ago and can't remember where exactly I saved mine from, but it was a hodgepodge of sites since I was trying to find some nice quality ones of each drawing.


And even though Halloween was yesterday, here's a belated pertinent drawing from J. Mugnaini:

The Halloween Tree


Link: sorry, I don't have one. This was sent to me by email from a friend.

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01-11-2006
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Hmm and I put this in a search but it didn't turn up any results, so I'm not sure if this website has been posted yet. Most enthusiasts probably already know about it, but this site's gallery:

http://nocloo.com/gallery2/

...is one of the best I've seen on the interwebs. It specialises in the Golden Age illustrators so there aren't any contemporary or post second world war illustrators listed there, but there are just so many beautiful Dulac/Nielsen/Rackham/Robinson etc collections there, some of which I've rarely seen posted elsewhere on the internet. Definitely worth a look if you're in the mood for some rummaging and procrastinating.

Anyway, I searched for this illustrator too, but he hasn't turned up so here are some Yamauchi Kazuaki stuff from his website (link posted below the pictures):








Link: http://yamauchi.7days.tv/


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some nice new additions in here

the last post in particular really captured my attention
i love the colors and shapes... but i also love that the illustrations are of bees..
not because i love bees but because it reminds me of my father who has been a beekeeper as a hobby throughout his life

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Great thread, I wish I'd posted in here sooner.

I have actually had a tattoo of the cover art of Shel Silverstein's 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' (just an outline/sketch looking one as it appears on the book) across the top left side of my back for about 8 years now When I was a child, his books were so special to me above all others. And now I appreciate him just as much still for his artistic talents now that I am an artist myself.

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Does anyone have more from Ezra Jack Keats?

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some of jean grandville's work reminds me of alphonse mucha's illustrations, only a bit more comical (not meant to be negative). beautiful nonetheless.

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Quote:
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Does anyone have more from Ezra Jack Keats?
You can find his work @ podgallery.com

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some of jean grandville's work reminds me of alphonse mucha's illustrations, only a bit more comical (not meant to be negative). beautiful nonetheless.
He was mainly known for his satirical cartoons so you're not far off by describing his style as being slightly comical. He's often anthropomorphicises (is that even a word?) animals to comment on the absurd folly of human society in both his political caricatures and (after the paper that published his works was censored) his book illustrations.

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Thanks for the tip, Dos Violines.

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He was mainly known for his satirical cartoons so you're not far off by describing his style as being slightly comical. He's often anthropomorphicises (is that even a word?) animals to comment on the absurd folly of human society in both his political caricatures and (after the paper that published his works was censored) his book illustrations.
thanks. i didn't know that ... surely it works. i can imagine how it was received since anthropomorphizing (tricky word indeed ) animals and what not is quite a statement though not unheard of these days, of course. i personally like the way his work's infused with both human images and surreal characters, not to mention the parralelisms and symbolisms are very relative and accurate.

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Belarusian illustrator Pavel Tatarnikov who is as beautifully effective with subdued tones as he can be with vivacious colour-intense palettes. And his use of blank space is lovely too. I don't know if kids like it as much as adults would, but when I saw his stuff today, it made me itch to search secondhand bookstores in perpetuity just so I could get my cheap student hands on a copy (within my price range)

Beauty and the Beast:


The Princess in the Underground:


Solchi de Memoria:


Hamlet:


The Merchant of Venice:


Link: Pavel Tatarnikov's website and source for all the images displayed here. Just click on the cover of each book for a look at more of his work.


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Rapunzel by Paul Zelinsky - Scanned by Me Attachment 267327


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Oh, I really like the tuscan richness of that cover, Ruslana rules. The texture of the colours make me want to dip some rich crusty bread in olive oil and drink some red wine...not that I drink wine, it's just the illustration compelling me.

Okay, so maybe putting up more turn of last century, Golden Age illustrations is a bit boring, but I can't contain myself because I found a Kay Nielsen illustrated collection of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales in a second hand bookstore today, and the coloured plates compel me to post some of this later work of his up here:

The Nightingale:


The Tinderbox:


The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep:


Huzzah! I've never owned a Nielsen before! The images in the book are a tiny be smaller than these (which I found here) so that's a pity, but it's still one of my finds for the year, I think. Okay, I'll stop being an unbearable gloater about this. The excitement's running away with me.


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^^ Gorgeous!

Thanks and karma.

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