OU's Sphinx

I shared the FJJMA's guide to sculptures on the OU campus, and I want to zoom in on some of the mythological ones, starting with the Sphinx. It's located north of the museum entrance, and it's hard to miss: it's 10 feet tall and weighs 3000 pounds. The sculptor is Fernando Botero, and you can read about the legend of the Sphinx at Wikipedia also.

Here is a lovely photo of the Sphinx that FJJMA shared at Twitter:


Illustrations for Hawthorne's Wonder Book

You may know the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter. He is also the author of two collections of Greek myths: Tanglewood Tales and A Wonder Book. I thought it would be fun to collect some of the different illustrated editions that I could find; in this post I am focusing on A Wonder Book.

Arthur Rackham illustrations: Pandora.


Walter Crane illustrations. Pandora.

H. G. Fell illustrations. Pandora.

Illustrations by Milo Winter. Pandora:





The Questing Beast

There is a wonderful part of The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester; it's an article about The Questing Beast. There's a background essay, with seven different illustrations in the gallery. Here are my two favorites from that gallery, and you can also learn more at Wikipedia.

Arthur Rackham, from The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table (1917)



H. J. Ford, from The Book of Romance (1902)


Willy Pogany

One of my favorite book illustrators is Willy Pogany, so I thought I would write up a post with some of his work; you can see his illustrations in the Turkish Fairy Tales unit for class. You can read more about him at Wikipedia.











Monsters in America

I really enjoyed this "Monsters in America" map: A Cryptozoological Map of the United States Featuring Legendary Creatures From Across America. The map is by Hog Island Press, and I found it here at Laughing Squid. Here's the full-sized view.