Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Edmund Dulac Illustrates, "The Little Mermaid"

Edmund Dulac (October 22, 1882 – May 25, 1953) was a French artist who came to considerable fame during what is often referred to as "The Golden Age of Illustration", a period of years between 1880 until shortly after World War I.  Even now, you hear his name & you can see the remarkable, Arabian Night-esque opulence of his characters.  Below are his illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen's, The Little Mermaid, which were taken from the book, Stories from Hans Christian Andersen, published in 1911, as well as a few other mermaid images.  I love the way his underwater plants seem to have tentacles, like they have a life of their own!  Enjoy!  :D


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