Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fairy tales

Via Brain Pickings (which you should check out if you haven't already), here are some absolutely gorgeous fairy tale illustrations. They're Art Nouveau-y, and therefore have some Japanese elements going on, but also remind me a little bit of some pre-Renaissance paintings. If I were going to get a tattoo, this is what I'd use for inspiration.

1 comment:

Tina S said...


Have you ever seen Harry Clarke's illustrations of Grimm's? They're similar in style, though Nielsen's are more ethereal.

Here is a link to the National Gallery of Ire;and's collection: