Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I was flicking through my copy of
Norwegian Folktales by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, more for the pictures than the stories this time around. I'm so impressed by Erik Werenskiold's drawings - there's not many out on the Internet, so do yourself a favor and get a hold of this
book. His portrayal of rural Norway, and the fantastic beasts that populate it along with the regular folk, is gentle and real.

I've discovered I also like his paintings - particularly this one. Reminds me of some of Waterhouse's more impressionistic work.

Really, do yourself a favor, and seek out this book.

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