Thursday, 24 March 2011

"King Lear", W. Shakespeare, illustrated by Ian Pollock (publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, London 1984)

This is a true gem from the eighties. Ian Pollock was at the time one of the most exciting and influential illustrators in the world (and probably still is) and this is a superb example of his work. The quality of the colours and the drawings is so unique even though so many have since tried to copy this style. It's so difficult to achieve this level of freshness and fluidity in a drawing while conveying a narrative in a figurative way - the perfect balance between illustration and fine art. Here's a link for Pollock's website:

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