Monday, 23 September 2013

Edward Gorey - Childrens Book Illustrator

I have just bought 'Gashlycrumb Tinies' by Edward Gorey an American artist, His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings.  At first they seem innocent and playful but when you study the images a little longer, they are very dark and sinister.  The themes in his work is really relevant for the current project I am working on 'Moral Consequences'.  I also have a dark theme within my own work, another interesting element within his work is the connection between childhood innocence and fear.

Edward Gorey's website -

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