Tag: Kay Nielsen

Rackham’s water maidens: the Little Mermaid

When I talked about Arthur Rackham, quite some weeks ago it seems, I mentioned that two themes might have been worthy of a separate discussion: his love for twisty trees and his portrayal of water-nymphs, mermaids, water-maidens such as Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Floßhilde and my personal favourite: Undine. So this Sunday I step out of […]

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Yesterday I found myself writing quite an extensive piece about Kay Nielsen, che extraordinary Danish illustrator who prompted me to buy at last this long-wanted book. It is worth mentioning that, as a fan and amateur scholar of J.R.R. Tolkien in my younger years, the beauty of Nielsen’s work is not the only reason I […]

Let’s talk about Kay Nielsen

Thursday evenings, my significant otter is engaged in on-line training with his football team, which means that I get to spend an evening of drinking and compulsive on-line shopping in the background of his camera. I wanted this book for ages and this Thanksgiving I finally got it. It’s the Taschen scrumptious edition of a collection […]