Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mikhail Maiofis Illustrations

Babushka Vyuga (Frau Holle) - Grimm Brothers d


Babushka Vyuga (Frau Holle) - Grimm Brothers


Babushka Vyuga (Frau Holle) - Grimm Brothers a

'Babushka Vyuga' (Frau Holle) - Grimm Brothers



The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda - Pushkin cover


The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda - Pushkin c


The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda - Pushkin


The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda - Pushkin a


The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda - Pushkin b

'The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda' - Pushkin



Cipollino and others - Gianni Rodari


Cipollino and others - Gianni Rodari a


Cipollino and others - Gianni Rodari b


Cipollino and others - Gianni Rodari c

'Cipollino and others' - Gianni Rodari



Martyshka i Ochki (cover) - Krylov


Martyshka i Ochki - Krylov


Martyshka i Ochki - Krylov b


Martyshka i Ochki - Krylov c

'Martyshka i Ochki' - Krylov



Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Tales of the Brothers Grimm a


Tales of the Brothers Grimm b

Tales of the Brothers Grimm



The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolf Erich Raspe


The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolf Erich Raspe a


The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolf Erich Raspe b


The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolf Erich Raspe c

'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen' - Rudolf Erich Raspe


[Some of these images are posted at full size;
click through on the others to larger versions]

All images © Михаил Майофис {Mikhail Mayofis or Maiofis}

"Mikhail Maiofis was born in St. Petersburg Russia and was an accomplished artist at a very young age. He is best known for his illustrations of children's books, most notably the famous Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen. His work is in both private and public collections throughout the world, and he is listed as one of the top 100 Russian artists of the century.

Mikhail and his family moved to the United States in 1989, fearing the fall of the Soviet Union. His life and art changed dramatically at this time. Being in a different country, with various views about art, was challenging and slightly paralyzing at one point." [source] [see also]

Fabulously whimsical!
Sources: Babs71 LiveJournal (via) - here and here AND OldBooksYoungPics (there are more images for each set)
See also: Kidpix LiveJournal.
Thanks very much to LanguageHat for translation and link assistance.

7 comments :

Kathryn said...

Absolutely amazing, thanks for posting, I've never come across him before!

Angel said...

Delightful!

anna said...

beautiful!

Mariposa Roja said...

Very interesting blog! Congratulations!

Gulnaz said...

Thanks for posting! I love his illustrations--in my childhood he was and still one of my favorite illustrators

Gracia said...

These pages, these works... they are marvelous.

Ольга said...

http://all-drawings.livejournal.com/189423.html
for Gogol

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