Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Uglification



The Mock Turtle's Story, 1907 illustrations by Arthur Rackham for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

...They had not gone far before they saw the Mock Turtle in the distance, sitting sad and lonely on a little ledge of rock, and, as they came nearer, Alice could hear him sighing as if his heart would break. She pitied him deeply. "What is his sorrow?" she asked the Gryphon, and the Gryphon answered, "very nearly in the same words as before, It's all his fancy, that: he hasn't got no sorrow, you know. Come on!"....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beutiful and moody in color - and absolutely rich with texture, The details of the anatomy and expression of emotion pull the viewer into the story. Rackham is a master.

slatts said...

Rackman ROCKS!!!

Thanks for the post...set the tone for my day!

Anonymous said...

Martha your art blog is a treasure and a fountain of beautiful knowledge. Thank you. — ZAC

Adam Harvey said...

Woo. :)

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