Wednesday, 18 December 2013

"Through The Garden Gate" by Susan Hill, illustrated by Angela Barrett (published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London 1986) Part 4


One more from the large selection of majestic illustrations in this book. The serenity and dreamlike quality of Angela Barrett's pictures remind me of work by the Symbolists and the Pre-Raphaelites from the late 19th century. And, of course, there's a strong element of surrealism in the strange garden landscapes, secret doorways, tall hedges, quirky objects, shadows and half-hidden figures - that are so typical in Magritte's work.

Susan Hill (born 1942, Great Britain) is the author of many other books, including detective novels, ghost stories, memoirs and children's books. Here's a link to her own website:

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