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Under a Spell - The Meeting of Oberon and Titania by Arthur Rackham

The Queen has arrived. Escorted by her fairies holding her golden train, she advanced, poised, until she reaches the Prince, and delves into his eyes. Her luminous crown placed on her forehead holds her dark thick black hair, and her otherworldly transparent wings follow the motions of her body. 321 more words


Forbidden Union

Dazed by the black eyes of a spell

Mankind trials the forbidden union

Along with odd tenderness

Now they cry and bleed

Peerless, Perishable


Transformations - Unit 1: Pt 2

Where to start?

My first task is to  research artists who have used ‘transformation’ within their work. By analysing the way materials & techniques have been used I will build on this & utilise it in my own practice throughout this particular project. 491 more words


Jack and the Beanstalk

Charlie Willis’s illustration of a scene from ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is part of a collection of black and white drawings entitled ‘Of Strange Folk and Monsters’. 69 more words


Rackham and Shakespeare: mortal fools, offending shadows

I know it was Shakespeare’s year last year (400 years – I suppose waiting for 500 might be asking too much) so I’m a little late celebrating by continuing this series of posts featuring illustrations to Shakespeare plays by some of the great artists of the pre-WW1 golden age of book illustration. 1,094 more words

20th Century