Wednesday, 2 December 2015

"The Tale Of The Golden Cockerel" By Alexander Pushkin, Illustrations By Ivan Bilibin (first published in English by J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London 1976) Part-2

I found this book completely by chance at our local second-hand bookshop. Ivan Bilibin's amazing illustrations stood out a mile next to the other books! I had mentioned the artist on this blog only last month- a strange coincidence - as being one of the main contributors to the October Revolution Journals of 1905. To my shame, I wasn't aware of how important and influential an artist he was, especially for the turn of the 20th century period (along with artists like Walter Crane, William Morris, Edmund Dulac etc).  Here is a biography and in depth commentary on his work:  Also here:

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