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Enchanted Jesse Kowalski

Enchanted By Jesse Kowalski

Enchanted by Jesse Kowalski

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The first-ever history of fantasy illustration. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum in 2021.

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Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration by Jesse Kowalski

For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the imaginative potential of fantasy. Unlike science fiction, which is based on fact, fantasy presents an impossible reality - a universe where dragons breathe fire, angels battle demons, and magicians weave spells. Published to coincide with a major exhibition organised by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this handsome volume reveals how artists have brought to life mythology, fables, and fairy tales, as well as modern epics like The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. The main text of Enchanted, by exhibition curator Jesse Kowalski, traces the emergence of the themes of fantasy in the world's civilisations, and the development of fantasy illustration from the Old Masters to the Victorian fairy painters, to Golden Age illustrators like Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham, to classic cover artists like Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo, to emerging talents like Anna Dittmann and Victo Ngai. Additional essays by distinguished contributors address particular aspects of fantasy illustration, such as the relationship between science and fantasy in the19th century, and the illustrators of Robert E. Howard. Enchanted features more than 180 colour illustrations, including numerous stunning full-page reproductions. This handsome volume is a must-have reference for artists and illustrators, and a delight for all lovers of fantasy.

Enchanted Reviews

This impressive oversize art book was originally put together for an exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum (now postponed until 2021). Six essays and abundant full-color illustrations cover everything from obligatory ancient works to contemporary. -- Locus Magazine;

About Jesse Kowalski

Jesse Kowalski is Curator of Exhibitions at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Previously, he spent nearly two decades at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. In addition to Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration, he has organised several popular exhibitions on the art of Andy Warhol that have travelled around the globe. He has also curated two exhibitions on the work of comic book artist Alex Ross 'Heroes & Villains and Superheroes & Superstars' as well as Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning; Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol; Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi; and The Art & Wit of Rube Goldberg, among others.

Table of Contents

Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration Edited by Jesse Kowalski Table of Contents Acknowledgements Message from the Director Frank Frazetta Sara Frazetta Telling Stories Arnie Fenner Introduction Jesse Kowalski, curator, Norman Rockwell Museum Chapter One: On the Side of the Angels: Fantasy in an Age of Discovery Alice A. Carter, Award-winning artist and art historian Chapter Two: An Artist's Perspective on Contemporary Fantasy Painting Gregory Manchess, Award-winning illustrator and instructor Chapter Three: The Life and Work of Fantasy Author Robert E. Howard Rusty Burke, President and Chairman of the Robert E. Howard Foundation Chapter Four: Of Reenchantment and Renewal: Where Art, Archetypes, and Fantasy Meet Craig Chalquist, Ph.D, author and scholar Chapter Five: Real and Imagined: Fantastical Rockwell Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Deputy Director/Chief Curator, Norman Rockwell Museum Notes Exhibition Checklist About the Authors Image Credits Index

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Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration by Jesse Kowalski
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