Friday, 18 March 2011

essay research

Ok so today i had a plan to get up and spend most of the afternoon planning, researching and starting to write my essay for one of our modules which basically involves choosing an illustrator and comparing them to artists historic and modern. After chilling out with my flatmates, tidying my room for my sisters visit at the weekend (yay) and cutting my fringe (and then my hair because i got carried away) i realised it was 5 o clock.
Sooo now i have written up a few notes, looked through some books and not much else so i figured i would blog about these people instead as it might be more fun :)

Firstly-Sidney Sime
An artist whose most famous work came about when illustrating books written by irish aristocrat Lord Dunsaney. He is usually remembered for his black and white fantasy work but today i found some colour images which i thought were also pretty awesome!

Sara Fanelli-a modern book illustrator who uses collage and mixed media drawing to create some pretty crazy images. I love the use of patterned papers and shapes in her work. I prefer the work in her book "Sometimes i think sometimes i am" to the more commercial images as it is more like a sketchbook with lots of messiness and ink drawing!

Alfred Kubin-An austrian artist working in black and white who created strange, nightmarish images which often involved death as a theme. I like these because they are disturbing but in a good way, his images often have a fuzzy, dreamlike quality which adds to their nightmarish effect.

Vernon Hill-a little known artist who had a fairly short illustration career, working mostly on cathedral sculptings in later life. This arcadian calendar uses strong linework and very interesting fantasy images.

 May do a few more of these as i think it is less effort than writing in my research journal!

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