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By Kay Nielsen

Danish-American artist Kay Nielsen is famed for his types of reports by way of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen in addition to the Nordic fables acknowledged in East o' the solar and West o' the Moon. This enthralling compilation attracts upon Nielsen's photographs from those and different cherished books. fifty nine illustrations.

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P. cm. Compilation of illustrations from 4 children’s books. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-44902-9 ISBN-10: 0-486-44902-5 1. Nielsen, Kay Rasmus, 1886–1957. 2. Fairy tales—illustrations. I. name. II. name: Fairy story illustrations in complete colour. NC986. five. N53A4 2006 741. 6’4092—dc22 2006042307 synthetic within the usa via Courier company 44902504 www. doverpublications. com PUBLISHER’S be aware Kay Nielsen used to be essentially the most complete artists of the Golden Age of children’s ebook representation, which spanned the past due 19th to early 20th centuries. Illustrations for children’s books have been coloured by means of hand within the early 1800s, yet through the overdue 19th century, paintings through well known artists similar to Nielsen, Walter Crane, Arthur Rackham, and Edmund Dulac was once being reproduced to wonderful impression through four-color strategy publication printing. dear illustrated reward books have been perfect codecs for those prolific artists, who usually became to the wealthy international of fairy stories for his or her material. Kay Nielsen was once born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1886 to actor mom and dad. Kay (pronounced “kye”) begun drawing as a toddler and moved to Paris in his overdue adolescents to review paintings. His watercolors for the present books In Powder and Crinoline and East of the solar and West of the Moon have been exhibited in 1913 and 1915, respectively, in a London gallery; and his illustrations for The Fairy stories of Hans Andersen have been on view in London in 1924. After a stint designing level productions for the Danish nationwide Theater, Kay Nielsen married Ulla Pless-Schmidt. In 1936, Nielsen moved to la (his spouse didn’t sign up for him there till the start of global battle II), the place he endured designing for the level and commenced operating within the video clips. such a lot particularly, he helped layout the “Ave Maria” and “Night on Bald Mountain” sequences for the Walt Disney movie Fantasia. throughout the postwar interval, altering tastes and an curiosity in additional practical inventive expression restricted the possibilities for artists equivalent to Nielsen, whose stock-in-trade was once delusion. Thereafter, Nielsen committed himself to generating work of art for neighborhood colleges in la, in addition to the Wong Chapel of the 1st Congregationalist Church; actually, whilst he died in 1957, mourners amassed there for his funeral carrier. the japanese printmaker Hiroshige (1797–1858) had an important impression on Western paintings and at the paintings of such illustrators as Nielsen. This impact is principally visible in his stylized remedy of waves as validated through Plates four, five, and forty two; the bridge scene in Plate 25 additionally inspires eastern woodblock prints. Kay Nielsen often used complex styles to “build” his characters, as in Plates 7, 12, 17, 18, 19, and 24. The artist frequently emphasised the costumes on the fee of the storybook characters, mounting tiny, sparingly particular heads atop voluminous clothing. but there are also stark, expressive, heroic faces (Plates 2, nine, 12, 28), and romantic intimations (Plates 2, 30, 38, 69). it's also noteworthy that during his later works (the Grimm and Andersen collections), Nielsen deserted the complicated Beardsley-influenced line rendering in desire of vast, extra fleshed-out depictions of characters and their atmosphere.

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