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One of our favorite artists illustrates one of our favorite fantasy tales, the 19th century narrative poem written by Christina Rossetti, sister of PRB artist D.G. Rossetti. Over 100 drawings and watercolor paintings are packed into an 88-page full color book, an oversized 10x12 inch hardcover with a printed dust jacket and an introduction written by the one and only Charles Vess. This is mind-bogglingly good. Rayyan has pulled out each and every stop and gone way beyond mere illustration. This is a masterpiece, and I think the finest work I've ever seen from him.
Illustrator Ruth Sanderson planted the idea in Rayyan's head when he was searching for a personal project to work on outside of his regular commercial work! This became Rayyan's chance to flex his artistic muscles.This project of doing an illustrated version of "Goblin Market" came about while chatting with a few fellow artists at a dinner. He used it as an opportunity to explore the imagery found in Rossetti's poem, unfettered by conventional publishing concerns. Free from the vision of an outside party such as an art director, this was a highly personal project.
The product of many years work, squeezing painting time in between his regular commercial obligations, Rayyan slowly amassed a large collection of images. The time finally arrived to assemble these images into a coherent presentation to share with the world.
This incredible tale has been illustrated over the years by the very finest...first by Christina's Rossetti's own brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Most famously, by Arthur Rackham in a slim but deluxe edition that today is highly collectible. And on over the years, much like Alice in Wonderland, it has also captured the imaginations of artists. It's a very sensual story of two sisters, one tempted by the excesses offered by evil trolls and goblins, who are slowly capturing her very soul....
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Item Code GOBMHS Publisher Omar Publish Date 2017 Binding Hard Cover # Pages 88pg Color b&w
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