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8:13pm October 18, 2010
indigodreams:

Lottery of National Unity,

indigodreams:

Lottery of National Unity,

8:13pm October 18, 2010
fleabee:

Title page art by Kay Nielsen for East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914

fleabee:

Title page art by Kay Nielsen for East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914

8:13pm October 18, 2010
fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

8:12pm October 18, 2010
fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

8:11pm October 18, 2010
fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

8:10pm October 18, 2010
fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

fleabee:

Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914.

8:07pm October 18, 2010
fleabee:

“The north wind goes over the sea.”  Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914. 

fleabee:

“The north wind goes over the sea.”  Kay Nielsen illustration from East of the Sun and West of the Moon, c. 1914. 

8:06pm October 18, 2010

About Kay Nielsen

fleabee:

There were three outside influences on Nielsen’s work. The first was oriental art which he grew up with because his grandfather had brought paintings and sculpture back from China. Susan Meyer says, in her A Treasury Of The Great Children’s Book Illustrators, “Japanese woodcuts led to much of his own work: asymmetrical composition, large vacant areas, sinuous line work, and a flattened perspective” (Meyer 1983).

The second influence was the style of Aubrey Beardsley. Many of Beardsley’s characteristics are in Nielsen’s work, especially his “floral style … .which particularly influenced book illustration” (Hutter 1965), and his elongated figures.

The third influence was the Art Nouveau movement which began shortly before Nielsen’s birth and continued into the early part of the Twentieth Century. Because this art form draws on the oriental style and is characterized by long smooth curving lines and open spaces, Nielsen can be said to have either been influenced by it or a contributor to it.

Source:  ENR Illustrator’s Project

8:05pm October 18, 2010
rudosvstecnicos:

An homage to Art Nouveau and Mexican “lucha libre” by Matheus Lopes.

rudosvstecnicos:

An homage to Art Nouveau and Mexican “lucha libre” by Matheus Lopes.

8:03pm October 18, 2010
leonardvole:

Rudy Vallee.

leonardvole:

Rudy Vallee.

7:59pm October 18, 2010
cor-vidae:

“Lefevre-Utile”, Alphonse Mucha
1904

cor-vidae:

“Lefevre-Utile”, Alphonse Mucha

1904

7:53pm October 18, 2010
stilllifequickheart:

Henri Fantin-Latour
Petunias
1881

stilllifequickheart:

Henri Fantin-Latour

Petunias

1881