Thursday, April 20, 2006

Dulac on Andersen






I sometimes follow Suzanne's lead and check out the recent Project Gutenburg publications.

Most of the time I'm disappointed with the quality of the illustrations but I was pleasantly surprised today to find great images in Stories from Hans [Christian] Andersen with Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. First published 1911.

A modest set of Dulac covers. I'll probably come back and do a more extensive post on Dulac sometime in the future. Nice work.

21 comments :

SF Photorama said...

I don't know much about Dulac but those images are quite interesting!

Laura Gibbs said...

There is a lovely collection of fairy tale art at the SurLaLune website, containing work by Dulac and many others:

SurLaLune Illustration Gallery

best wishes - and thanks for your blog! I discovered it by chance a week or so ago and have been enjoying it very much! the Vishnu images you shared in a recent post were marvelous.

Laura Gibbs
Bestiaria Latina

pk said...

Thanks.

Cheers Laura - this was a lazy post - plus I wanted to give Project Gutenburg a plug of its own so to speak.

The blonde girl said...

wow. that was intresting. well i am new to blogspot so if you could comment back? thank you!
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R2K said...

Welcome to the blogger front page. :) (Go to the blog editor).

You might notice more comments and traffic as a result.

I love your page, that art seems really incredible.

Rockets

R2K said...

PS I love the alchemist at the bottom. I was once like that myself, in the basement with all types of bottles and mixtures.

Rockets

Theodosius said...

Project Gutenberg is a wonderful site. Just the other day I rounded up a number of great works I'm now reading piecemeal. Fascinating selection of images, too.

"Angeldust" said...

Thanks for taking the time to share...

SHANNON & AARON TUCKER said...

cool blog

BionicBuddha said...

I really like the artwork...wonderful imagery!





www.bionicbuddha.com

joy said...

Very nice, I love Hans Christian Anderson's illustrations. Thanks for the "lazy" post. Can I link to your post?

Oh, Miss! said...

I love art. This is absolutely nice!

Don Chucho said...

I really love Andersen's stories, but never thought about their illustrator, really nice artwork, excellent blog

paniofantasy said...

these images are so amazing and impressive.....

Shaun said...

Great images! VERY interesting!

** Shaun **
My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

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rose said...

i doubt whether any image can truly represent a fairytale because the beauty of these stories lie in the fact that they transport the reader into a private world of enchantment, the colours of which only the individual knows. but lovely pictures and Anderson is the best

Cece DeSouza said...

ditto with SF Photorama ;)

gynenesullivan said...

These illustrations reinforces the fact that sometimes "fairy tales" weren't all happy endings and sweetness and light like Disney paints them.

slskenyon said...

These are fantastic--are you using a scanner or are you uploading these from somewhere? Are you editing them before posting?

lotusgreen said...

thanks for the dulac

pk said...

Thanks everyone.

slskenyon, I am merely a web repository sifter and can only admire those that scan and upload.

Sometimes I do a little background cleanup of stains and library stamps. I will regularly sharpen images, particularly when I reduce the image size before uploading.

I mostly remember to announce any image manipulations in the post, but some/most are very inconsequential and there is always a link to the primary source anyway.
(All done in MSPaint +/- Irfanview)

Nothing else is done to them (except when I rarely play with the small linked images in the sidebar - for my own amusement).

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