Month: December 2020

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me…

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Six Geese a-Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree And we’re back with birds. Only the more resilient artists go past day five, therefore we’ll change the roster of our […]

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me…

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree What is this fixation with birds? And why are they calling? On this topic, I encourage you to watch this performance, if you haven’t already. Anyway, here […]

On the Third Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me…

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree Why are they French? Isn’t it Christmas if they’re not Faverolles? Couldn’t we just have settled for British Hens? Apparently not. Anyway, here’s my favorite takes on the French Hen […]

Fauns, Centauresses, Unicorn Donkeys and Italian Symbolists

Before Christmas, I wrote something about Kay Nielsen and in that piece I mentioned an old Disney Project that never was: the famed Musicana, a sort of new version of Fantasia that would have had music from around the world. It was a beautiful project and you can read all about it here. Some of […]

On the First Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me…

You thought I was done? Of course I wasn’t done. I’ve decided to continue showing you beautiful stuff (or at least stuff I think it’s beautiful) even after Christmas, but instead of having monographic articles featuring single illustrators I’ll be grouping them with themes. As a theme I’m picking the Twelve Days of Christmas, a […]