31 mei 2009

~Maurice Sendak~

Maurice Bernard Sendak is born June 10, 1928
He is an American writer and illustrator
of children's literature
who is best known for his book
"Where the Wild Things Are” published in 1963.

Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Polish-Jewish
immigrant parents, and decided to become an illustrator
after viewing Walt Disney's film Fantasia
at the age of twelve. His illustrations were
first published in 1947 in a textbook titled
Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff.
He spent much of the 1950s working as an artist for
children's books, before beginning to write his own stories.

...Where The Wild Things Are...

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
is a children's picture book originally
published by Harper & Row.

The book tells the story of Max, who one evening
plays around his home, "making mischief" in a
wolf costume by chasing the dog with a fork and
growling at his mom. As punishment,
his mother sends him to bed without supper.
In his room, a mysterious, wild forest grows out
of his imagination, and Max journeys to the
land of the Wild Things. The Wild Things are
fearsome-looking monsters, but Max conquers them
"by staring into their yellow eyes without blinking once,"
and he is made "the King of all Wild Things."
However, he soon finds himself lonely and homesick,
and he returns home to his bedroom,
where he finds his supper waiting for him, still hot.

Wild Thing!

Although just ten sentences long, the book is
generally regarded as a masterpiece
of American illustrated children's literature.

King for a day

Supper is still hot!

Gewonnen Awards:
-Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are (1964)
-Hans Christian Andersen Award
for children's book illustration (1970)
-American Book Award (1982)
-Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1983)
-Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (2003)

A feature film version of Where the Wild Things Are
is slated for release on October 16, 2009,
using effects and puppets from
Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
See more about this movie on my Movie Blog!

29 mei 2009

~Adrienne Ségur~

 Cover Cover
Adrienne Ségur was born in 1901- 
She was active as a childrens' book illustrator
*War II. Her first book - Aventures de Cotonnet -
was published when she was 29 years old
and followed by two sequels.

Little Bill Consulting the Caterpillar *Cotonnet, Aviateur and Cotonnet en Amérique.
Her earlier illustrations, while charming,
were simple and stood in stark contrast
to the hauntingly beautiful and whimsically
detailed illustrated work that was to follow.

mcbabayaga corbeaux *In 1949, Ségur contributed colour and
black and white illustrations to
Alice au pays des merveilles
, the French
adaptation of Carrolls' Alice in Wonderland -
it is considered her masterpiece.
The colour illustrations, in particular

tea party
*throughout Alice au pays des merveilles,
show the fantasy animals and imagery that marks
the highpoint of her art.

Adrienne Ségur  is geboren in 1901-
Ze was actief als kinderboeken illustrator.
*War II. Haar eerste boek - Aventures de Cotonnet -
werd gepubliceerd toen ze 29 jaar was en werd
vervolgd door twee andere delen.
*Cotonnet, Aviateur en Cotonnet nl Amerique


Haar vroegere illustraties, die charmant,
en eenvoudig waren staan in schril
contrast met haar geïllustreerd werk
wat daarop volgde.
In 1949 leverde Ségur een bijdrage aan
Alice au pays des Merveilles,
met kleur en zwart-wit illustraties
van de Franse aanpassing van
Carrolls "Alice in Wonderland - 
Het wordt beschouwd als haar meesterwerk.
De gekleurde illustraties, in het bijzonder.
De gehele Alice au pays des Merveilles,
tonen fantasie dieren en beelden die beschouwd
worden als het hoogtepunt van haar carrière.

beauty an the beast

reclame advertentie
The "Midsummer Night's Dream" line of fairy jewelry
for the Van Cleef and Arpels advertisement.
The "Midsummer Night's Dream"
Reclame advertentie voor de sprookjesachtige
sieradenlijn van Van Cleef and Arpels.

28 mei 2009

~If you will take my arm~

narnia!pauline baynes illustrations!Lucy and Mr Tumnus $28The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe$29_473x500
'If you will take my arm, Daughter of Eve,
I shall be able to hold the umbrella over both of us':
Mr Tumnus, the faun, walks with Lucy through
the snowy wood in Baynes's illustration for
'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

by Pauline Baynes.

27 mei 2009

~Pauline Baynes~Illustrator

Pauline Baynes(1922-2008)
Pauline Diana Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex
on 9 September, 1922. Her father was a
commissioner for the British Empire in India
where she spent the early years of her life
until returning to England with her mother
to attend school. With the family thus broken
her childhood was somewhat melancholy but
she turned to drawing to keep up her spirits.

In 1948 Tolkien was visiting his publishers,
George Allen & Unwin, to discuss some disappointing
artwork that they had commissioned for his
novella Farmer Giles of Ham, when he spotted,
lying on a desk, some witty reinterpretations
of medieval marginalia from the Luttrell Psalter
that greatly appealed to him. These, it turned out,
had been sent to the publishers "on spec" by
the then unknown Pauline Baynes.
~Read more~

Watership DownShe also painted the covers of
*Watership Down by Richard Adams,
*The Borrowers Avenged
by Mary Norton
*Farmer Giles of Ham
*The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
*Smith of Wootton Major,
*Tree and Leaf by J.R.R Tolkien
and many other books.
She was respected within the industry for the clarity and
detail of her drawings,
a discipline learnt from her
days as a map-maker.

farmer giles of hamPauline Baynes, the artist and illustrator
who died on
August 1 aged 85,
in Dockenfield, Surreybrought
the worlds of CS Lewis's Narnia and JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth to life
with her superb line drawings. She was married in 1961
to Fritz Gasch (died 1988)

Op 1 augustus 2008 is Pauline Baynes op 85-jarige leeftijd overleden.
Baynes was de illustrator van de Chronicles of Narnia.
Baynes was één van de meest vooraanstaande illustratoren van kinderboeken in de 20e eeuw.

Dryade getekend door Pauline BaynesToch wordt zij door velen herinnerd om haar schitterende tekeningen bij The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. Baynes debuteerde als illustrator in het boek Farmer Giles of Ham van J.R.R. Tolkien. Ook andere werken van Tolkien zoals “The adventures of Tom Bombadil”
zijn met de illustraties van Baynes verfraaid.
Terwijl de omslagillustraties van de
Chronicles of Narnia in latere uitgaven ook door andere tekenaars zijn gemaakt – en niet altijd met evenveel succes – zijn de klassieke lijntekeningen van Baynes in alle edities gebruikt.
Baunes heeft tot haar dood gewerkt aan boekillustraties.

Pauline Bayne heeft ongeveer 350 pentekeningen gemaakt voor de Kronieken van Narnia, en heeft ze pas in 1998 ingekleurd.
~Lees meer over de schrijver C.S. Lewis

26 mei 2009

~Jonathan Swift~


Jonathan Swift is born on 30 November 1667 in Dublin
and died on 19 October 1745 also in Dublin
He was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist,
political pamphleteer, poet and cleric
who became Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin.
Jonathan Swift is geboren op 30-11 1667 in Dublin
en overleden op 19-10 1745 in Dublin 
Hij was een Iers prozaschrijver, dichter,
pamflettist en satiricus.
Hij was kapelaan van de St. Patrick's kerk in Dublin

gulliver's travels
He is remembered for works such as:
Zijn bekendste werken zijn oa.
-Gulliver's Travels (1726)
-A Modest Proposal
-A Journal to Stella
-Drapier's Letters
-The Battle of the Books (1704) 
-A Tale of a Tub.

gulliver's travels 

Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms
—such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff,
M.B. Drapier- or anonymously.
Hij heeft veel gewerkt met pseudoniemen zoals
Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff,
M.B. Drapier maar ook als anoniem.

movie Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
has been adapted several times
for film, television and radio drama
The latest movie was in 1996 with a
Cast: Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen

Gulliver’s Travels is meerder malen verfilmd,
ook voor TV en als radio drama.
Hoofdrollen zijn oa voor: Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

This trailer is from a 1939 Academy Award nominated
cel-animated Technicolor feature film,
directed by Dave Fleischer and
produced by Max Fleischer for Fleischer Studios.
De trailer is van de film uit 1936
Regisseur is Dave Fleischer en de 
productie is van Max Fleischer voor Fleischer Studios.

gulliver's travels

25 mei 2009

~Warwick Goble~

Warwick Goble is born in 1862
and he died in 1943. He was raised in London
He was a Victorian illustrator of children's books.
He was educated and trained at
The City of London School
and the Westminster School of Art.
He specialized in fairy tales, and exotic scenes
from Japan, India, and Arabia.
Warwick Goble is geboren in 1862
en gestorven in 1943
Hij was een kinderboekenillustrator.
Hij werd opgeleid op The City of London School
en de Westminster School of Art.
Hij  was gespecialiseerd in sprookjes,
en exotische taferelen uit Japan, India en Arabië.Pearson's Magazine He illustrated H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds -
among his first published illustrations,
soon to be followed by a suite for The Book of Baal.
He also provided illustrations
for magazines, including Pearson's Magazine,
illustrating a number of early science-fiction stories,
including several by Frederick Merrick White.
Hij illustreerde HG Wells' The War of the Worlds’
waarna a suite for The Book of Baal snel opvolgde.
Hij illustreerde ook voor tijdschriften,
waaronder Pearson's Magazine,
een aantal vroege science-fiction verhalen,
waaronder een aantal door Frederick Merrick White.

Throughout the first decades of the 20th Century,
Goble gained some considerable success with
commissioned work, in colour and monotone,
for illustrated books including:

-The Water-babies had 32 color plates (1909)
-Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales (1910);
-The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1912); 
-The Book of Fairy Poetry (1920).
MarziellaIn het begin van de 20ste eeuw had hij ruim
succes met betaalde opdrachten
voor een aantal geïllustreerde boeken waaronder:

-The Water-babies, deze
heeft 32 gekleurde prenten (1909)
-Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales (1910);
-The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1912); 
-The Book of Fairy Poetry (1920).deer

The dun deer wooed with manner bland,
And cowered beneath her lily hand.
- Kilmeny -The Book of Fairy Poetry.


For the Nautilus is my boat
In which I over the waters float.
- Fairies on the Seashore.

23 mei 2009


Beautiful collection of mermaids by David Delamere
and various artists.
Music form 'Escape to the ocean surf and sky'.

22 mei 2009

~Sara Butcher~Illustrator


  Ze is de dochter van een kunstlerares en
een creatieve hobbyist, haar interesse in tekenen
begon op al jonge leeftijd.
Sara geeft kunstlessen aan kinderen en
tieners in de Des Moines Art Center.
Ze woont tegenwoordig in Iowa. VS.


  “I am a freelance illustrator who enjoys fairytales
and the spiritual realm of Heaven.
I find my life very romantic, filled with daydreaming
and fantasy. Incredibly enough, its real.
Art is my spirit. A gift from God. In and through
it I try to convey love, harmony, imagination,
inspiration, and hope”

morning hues
one afternoon

Sara has always seen magical and wondrous things
around her. Faeries, mermaids, and elves came
naturally, and when it was time to make an adult
decision to keep the fairytales or leave them,
she only advanced further into the realm of imagination.
Sara attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design
in 2000 to pursue the talents God provided her.
In 2003 she traveled abroad to Scotland to study
at the Glasgow School of Art. There she wandered
the Highlands, searched for the roots in fairytales,
and her heritage. When she returned home and
graduated in 2004 with her BFA,
the road became clearer, and her work had a purpose.

painting grace
Sara’s work displays the voyage from discovery
of self in folklore to the fantastical grace of holy faith.
The importance of strength, desire, hope, love,
and “to seek something more than human”,
radiates from the paintings. It is Sara’s drive and
purpose to inspire others, of old and young, to view
life from a different angle, one full of light and peace.
Sara teaches children art at the Des Moines Art Center.

Comtesse de Bouchard