Wednesday, January 27, 2010

edmund dulac & the golden age of illustration.

i've had a recent penchant for (relatively) obscure artists who worked mainly in illustration, possibly due to the fact that sitting in a studio and drawing all day sounds LOVELY. i've fallen hard for the collective works of edmund dulac, who had opportunity to illustrate the stories of shakespeare, edgar allen poe, hans christian andersen and the bronte sisters. edmund dulac was raised in france and then relocated to london, where he had a prominent and successful career in book illustration. he was fortunate to live and work during a time dubbed 'the golden age of illustration,' when books were commonly printed with luxurious color images. these images are a dreamy, blurry escape from winter's cold, gray skies.more images (and the stories they accompany!) can be found here.

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