Sunday, 13 January 2008

Age of Enchantment

Last weekend we visited the Age of Enchantment exhibition at the nearby Dulwich Picture Gallery (link above). The exhibition focused on the classic period of early twentieth century book illustration taking in the work of Beardsley, Housman, Rackham and Dulac. For me the highlights were getting to look at the original incredibly detailed ink works by Beardsley, and the beautiful use of colour work by Dulac.

The exhibition runs until the 17 February. There is also a competition linked to the exhibition. It asks you to create your own fairytale illustration in a modern setting. So suitably inspired I statrted work on a couple of concept. One is Little red riding hood with the wolf recast as a Norman Bates style cross dressing maniac. The other idea is 3 Billy-goats Gruff as an altercation between a motorist and a particularly belligerent toll booth operator. Closing date is Jan 28th so not sure if this is going to be finishable with other work on but here goes. WIP below.

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