Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bilibin

Artist friend Nance McManus sent me this wonderful image by the 20th century Russian artist Ivan Bilibin.


I wasn't aware of him, but there is a lot on Wiki here, including many wonderful paintings and other images.

I won't be owning one soon-- Sotheby's asking price for "The Hunt" was in the middle hundreds of thousands of pounds.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tolkien should have had him illustrate his books.

WH

pat Nolan said...

Beautiful picture.

I wonder why every four legged animal in the picture is standing on it's hind legs.

Symbolic of speed or power in motion?
Pat

Christopher Landauer said...

He has a beautiful style, this one particularly speaks to the current popularity of vector art. I wonder if he ever illustrated a story about border collies. :c)