Sunday, May 19, 2013

The DMS Wants to Know!


Isolde by Gaston Bussiere (1911)
Monday's Riddle was all about art, and Lizzy's review of The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco showed us how important it is to embrace our creative selves. Thursday on Top of the Heap, it was fun to showcase a few of our favorite works of art, and Friday, it was amazing to hear from Patricia Polacco about her experience as an author and illustrator. The Children's Book Giveaway Hop ends today, so be sure to stop by the post and enter for your chance to win a fabulous book prize pack. Today, we want to hear from you!

The DMS wants to know: What work of art really moves you? Why?

We told you ours. Now, let's hear yours! 


Brian Froud- (is an amazing artist!)

16 comments:

  1. Frank Frazetta. The image he created for Battlestar Galactica inspired me to write CassaStar.

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    1. Hi Alex, Cool! Thanks for sharing- I never knew who the artist was : ) ~ F

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  2. Ron Embleton's illustrations for 'The Magic Apples' and 'The Secret of the Trolls'. Nothing else still has the power (in quite the same way) to transport me to world of adventure and magic. Buying some of his original work has been one of the most exciting things I've ever done.

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    1. Sharon- I love that you have an illustrator whose work you love and that you own an original by them. WOW! :) ~L

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  3. There are so many. Mucha (it's hard not to like him when you are Czech), Klimt, and Mackintosh. I love art nouveau in general. Then Pre-Raphaelites, because of the mythological themes! I also like Wendy Andrew, her art is very pagan/mythology/folklore oriented. And Jackie Morris is absolutely wonderful! :)

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    1. Hi Petra, I absolutely love mythological themes in paintings! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  4. This is a tough pick! I'm going to have to say the work of Frida Kahlo--I love her work, and her life's story makes it even more interesting :)

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    1. Hi Meradeth, Thanks for sharing! I've never hear of Frida Kahlo and will have to look up her work. Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  5. I still love the Renaissance artists,especially Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Not sure why they have always intrigued me, but I spent three weeks in Italy, and a week in France just to critique their artwork...I loved viewing the originals.

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, Me too! It's so fabulous. Unbelievable really! That must have been amazing to see them live and in person- awesome! ~ F

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  6. Not surprisingly my interest is more inclined towards book illustration. There are so many great illustrators it’s difficult to choose just one, but I enjoy Arthur Rackham, Margaret Tarrant, Rene Cloke, Mabel Lucie Attwell and Edward Gorey. Two particular favourites at the moment are Anthony Browne and his wonderful gorillas and Sampson the cat and the church mice drawn by Graham Oakley.

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    1. Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! I always love to hear from another Edward Gorey fan- I love his work : ) ~ F

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  7. I.. weeell.. I don't know to be honest. I'm not good with art at all. I just know that I love looking at pretty things :) And scary pictures. Like the second one you posted. Think that one looks awesome :D Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. Hi Carina, Me too- what could be cooler than checking out pretty things- or somewhat scary things- lol! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  8. I can't really say one artist that I love and comes to mind. There is Lane Smith whose illustrations are to die for. I love Brian Froud's work! Thanks for showcasing him (:

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    1. Hi Adriana, I can't even get enough of Brian Froud-I am so happy to hear that you like his work too! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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