What is Faery? Quite simply, our own individual connection to nature, to the world about us and the world within us. History and folklore has shown in a very real sense the perceptible few that have trod the faery path and conveyed their experiences through their magical art. 'The Art Of Faery' is a celebration of spellbinding talent, showcasing some of the best fairy artists working in the US, Europe and Japan. There are a huge variety of styles to appeal to all tastes, from the gothic fantasies of Amy Brown to Myrea Pettit's gentle, playful creatures, from Hazel Brown's eerie and beguiling sylphs to Linda Ravenscroft's decadent beauties.
These are modern artists who triumphantly occupy the space left by Arthur Rackham and Cicely Mary Baker. Some have rebelled against the old traditions or turned them on their head. Others celebrate the inheritance left them by these masters of the craft. All media is represented in a rich display: watercolour, pen and ink, oil, and pastel. Each artist has presented his or her favourite pieces, showing what best represents their work, revealing their inspirations and techniques, their working methods and what drives them to endlessly create.
Lovingly compiled and beautifully presented, this is an indispensable volume for fans and connoisseurs alike.
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 08 / 2005
- 288 x 219mm