Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Illustrator Warwick Goble: Pentameron (11-20)

This is a follow-up to a previous post: Book Illustrator Warwick Goble: Pentameron (1-10).

11. The Prince appearing to Nella (not in color for some reason in this Hathi book, but it is in color at Sur La Lune) ... in The Three Sisters (text)



12. Violet and the Prince in the Garden ... from Violet (text)


13. The King and Princess receiving Pippo at Court ... from Pippo (text)


14. Grannonia and the Fox ... from The Serpent (text); see also Wikipedia.



15. Preziosa in the Garden ... from The She-Bear (text); see also Wikipedia.



16. The Prince and Filadoro with the Snails ... from The Dove (text); see also Wikipedia.



17. Cannetella released from the Cask ... from Cannetella (text); see also Wikipedia.



18. Corvetto escaping with the Ogre’s Tapestry ... from Corvetto (text); see also Wikipedia.



19. The Royal Proclamation ... from The Booby (text)



20. Minecco Aniello meeting the Magicians ... from The Stone in the Cock's Head (text)



Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Illustrator Warwick Goble: Pentameron (1-10)

One of my favorite book illustrators is Warwick Goble, and I was excited to find his illustrated Pentameron at Hathi Trust. Here are the images that are contained in the book: beautiful! Click on the images for a larger view:

1. The Prince and Zoza, with the Story-Tellers... in How the Tales came to be told (text)



2. The Fairy appearing to the Prince ... in The Myrtle (text); see also Wikipedia.



3. Vastolla and Peruonto approaching the Ship... in Peruonto (text); see also Wikipedia.


4. Vardiello with the Cloth ... in Vardiello (text)


5. The Princess as the Ogre’s Bride ... in The Flea (text); see also Wikipedia.


6. The Fairy appearing to the Prince in the Grotto (not in color for some reason in this Hathi book, but it is in color at Sur La Lune) ... in Cenerentola (text); see also Wikipedia.



7. The Two Courtiers presenting Cienzo to the King ... in The Merchant (text); see also Wikipedia.


8. The Lizard showing Goat-Face the Palace... in Goat-Face (text); see also Wikipedia.

9. Fenicia and the Two Brothers... in The Enchanted Doe (text); see also Wikipedia.

10. The Prince and Parsley looking for the Gall-Nuts... in Parsley (text); see also Wikipedia.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wikipedia: Dulac's Andersen Illustrations

This beautiful blog post contains Edmund Dulac's illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen: La reine des neiges et quelques autres contes. I've copied one of the Little Mermaid illustrations here, and one for the Emperor's New Clothes. Both stories are in the Hans Christian Andersen unit!





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

William Blake: The Stygian Lake

This is an illustration for Dante's Inferno by the astounding British artist, William Blake (1757-1827); you can find out more about Blake at Wikipedia.

The Stygian Lake, with the Ireful Sinners Fighting


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wikipedia Trail: From The Isle of Man to the Dictionary of the Khazars

I was struck by the image on the cover of Moore's Folklore of the Isle of Man, and at Wikipedia I learned that it is their flag!

So, that's where I started my Wikipedia trail:


Flag of the Isle of Man. The note with the image explains that the image in the flag is called a triskelion. That's what I need to look up next!

Triskelion. This is a design that has three interlocked spirals or bent legs (like in the flag). It is not just the symbol of the Isle of Man, but also Sicily. The article gives ancient and modern examples from Europe and Asia too. It is also a Kumyk symbol, so I need to look that up next.


Kumyk People. The Kumyks are a Turkic people who live in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia. And apparently some people think the Kumyks are descendants of the Khazars, which definitely got my attention, so I clicked through to that article.

Khazars. The medieval Khazar kingdom was one of the most powerful states on the Silk Road. The article includes a discussion of the King of the Khazars and their mass conversion to Judaism, which is how I know about the Khazars: that legendary conversion is a big theme in Milorad Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars, one of my favorite books!