Monday, 19 February 2018
Illustrations by Japanese illustrator/ author Chiyoko Nakatani ( 1930-1981) for Aesop's fable of 'The Lion and the Mouse' published in 1971. Chiyoko Nakatani graduated in painting (oil) from Tokyo University and in her short life created over 105 books for children.
Sunday, 18 February 2018
'How the baby crow became a singer' written by Svetoslav Minkov and illustrated by Nikolai Stoyanov was published in 1974, these are some of the illustrations from a copy I recently bought. It is an A4 size softback, almost like a magazine and so it is miraculous that it has survived this long and I love the illustrations.
Saturday, 17 February 2018
Friday, 16 February 2018
Yoshiharu Suzuki's illustrations to 'The Village Violin' 1979 written by Kenhisa Akaza. I love these gentle works and contemplative illustrations, which have such a different temperament and aesthetic to current western publications for children. They have a pace a contemplation, a breathing time and thinking time.
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Monday, 12 February 2018
A heart bursting with love, here are some wonderfully romantic illustrations from Italian artist, Carlos Marchiori (born 1939) from the book 'Sally go round the Sun' by Edith Fowke published in Canada in 1969.
Carlos had trained in art and design at Padua and Venice , he emigrated to Canada in 1956 and has since settled in California where he has worked as an artist and muralist.
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Today I travelled up to Dundee and visited my favourite art space the DCA and Kate V Robertson's first solo exhibition 'This mess is kept afloat'. Kate has created a modern mosaic on the floor with materials such as concrete, eggshell, resin and paper cast in 'disposable' containers. As you tentatively step forward onto this fragile art piece you exploring ideas of dysfunction, instability, waste and decay in a multi sensory experience where you can feel the art through your feet, listen to its erosion while enjoying its muted pastel patterns and visually research how it was created.
Gyárfás Miklós 'Az oroszlánidomító' published in 1971 with a cover illustrated by Vera Zsoldos (1924-2016) which I couldn't resist including in this selection of vintage Hungarian illustrators. Vera Zsoldos illustrated over 600 books and drew for numerous animations in her career.
Friday, 9 February 2018
Ervin Lázár (1936-2006) 'The little boy and the lions' published 1978 with illustrations by László Réber (1920-2001) combining thick crayon line with finer pencil creating a wonderful dance of line.
Ervin Lázár (1936-2006)