Sunday, 29 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" By Lewis Carroll, Illustrated By Anthony Browne (First published by Julia MacRae Books in 1988; this edition published by Walker Books Ltd, 2003) Part 3
Many references from the great surrealist artist Rene Magritte(1898-1967) but still Anthony Browne's imagination and humour are unique and limitless! There is no official website by the artist unfortunately, but here's a link for the Wikipedia entry which has a comprehensive list of his books as well as links for articles and galleries with his work: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Browne_(author)
Monday, 23 September 2013
"Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" By Lewis Carroll, Illustrated By Anthony Browne (First published by Julia MacRae Books in 1988; this edition published by Walker Books Ltd, 2003) Part 2
I wanted to buy this book ever since I saw the above illustration published in a magazine article, around 1989, but never got the chance. I was so thrilled to discover this - very well priced - immaculate edition at a charity shop in Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago. I am still stunned by the depth, detail and imagination of these illustrations by the incredible Anthony Browne. I've been collecting his books for a long time now, and had fun watching my kids trying to discover the hidden characters within the illustrations and figuring out the various surreal narratives.
I have scanned some close-ups from this picture to show the level of detail this artist can produce, and to show the endless visual narratives within almost every object.
Friday, 20 September 2013
Friday, 13 September 2013
"Welcome Night" Poems chosen by Richard Brown and Kate Ruttle, Illustrated By Nick Maland (published by Cambridge University Press, 1996) - Part 2
Dream-like, surreal and wonderful - Nick Maland's work is the perfect match for poetry. Couldn't find a website by the artist unfortunately, but here's a link to a brief biography and a list of children's books he illustrated: http://www.hachettechildrens.co.uk/authors/detail.page?id=3zBpf41eers9gBc/INKIbL35kV1lgA9sbdx4Fox0e4pRHyaQRXoOZ0gV