Wednesday, March 19, 2008
vintage illustrations ....day 4
Today I have chosen one of my very favourite illustrators, Cicely Mary Barker. I don't have an original copy (wow that would be cool) but many many reprints of her work. I love the delicacy of her images and the sweet little poses and clothing. She was greatly influenced by the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood and I think her pictures have the same romantic tones as Rossetti and Millais, although so much sweeter and less dramatic.
I love the relationship to the flowers and the beautiful botanical detail.
I also really love her simple linework drawings. I think they are actually my favourites.
If you want to check out some more great illustrations head over to meet me at mikes