Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Illustration Friday, "Revenge"

This image seemed appropriate for the Illustration Friday topic of "Revenge." It is one of three illustrations depicting the fairy tale, The Swan Prince and was commissioned by Shubrook Brothers, UK. 

My linocut art was influenced by the medieval tapestry, La Dame a La Licorne, The Lady and the Unicorn, residing in the Musee National du Moyen Age, The Cluny in Paris. I was fortunate to see it in person not long ago and was blown away by the the colour, design, detail and rich symbolism in each tapestry. The series of six panels are displayed in a dark round room to dramatic effect.  The museum itself is a treasure trove of medieval painting and carving and is a must-see addition to any Paris itinerary.

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