The Art of Narrative
“ Arthur Rackham ~ Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen ~ George G. Harrap & Co. ~ 1932 “When night was come and the shop shut up.” ”
Time and Place: Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)
In many countries around the world the works of Eric Ravilious have come out of copyright this year – he died when his aircraft went missing off Iceland while he was making war paintings. An artist in multiple disciplines, his greater legacy dwells in water-colours. Frank Delaney re-visits the work of this understated, yet significant figure.
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi: What are you doing with Alan's hat?
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, by Chris Van Allsburg Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979 Caldecott Honor Medal, 1980 Click on the cover to listen to the way we read The Garden of Abdul Gasazi The Garden of Abdul Gasazi was the first book published by Chris Van Allsburg (author of Jumanji and The Polar Express, among many other books). It is an eerie adventure about responsibility, guilt, magic and reality, that attracted my son immediately and both his parents more gradually but just as intensely…
Return From Bohemia, 1935 - Grant Wood - WikiArt.org
‘Return From Bohemia’ was created in 1935 by Grant Wood in Regionalism style. Find more prominent pieces of self-portrait at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.
Kansas City Artist was Master of the Heartland
Thomas Hart Benton brushed aside the prevailing modernism of his time to create naturalistic scenes of America's heartland. From his Kansas City studio, he painted giant murals that gave prominence to the working-class people and small farmers of Middle America.