Fairy - Fairies in Art

Fairies in Art

See also: Fairy painting

Images of fairies have appeared as illustrations, often in books of fairy tales, as well as in photographic-based media and sculpture. Some artists known for their depictions of fairies include Cicely Mary Barker, Arthur Rackham, Brian Froud, Alan Lee, Amy Brown, David Delamare, Meredith Dillman, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Warwick Goble, Kylie InGold, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Myrea Pettit, Florence Harrison, Suza Scalora, Nene Thomas, Gustave Doré, Rebecca Guay and Greta James. The Fairy Doors of Ann Arbor, MI are small doors installed into local buildings. Local children believe these are the front doors of fairy houses, and in some cases, small furniture, dishes, and various other things can be seen beyond the doors.

The Victorian era was particularly noted for fairy paintings. The Victorian painter Richard Dadd created paintings of fairy-folk with a sinister and malign tone. Other Victorian artists who depicted fairies include John Atkinson Grimshaw, Joseph Noel Paton, John Anster Fitzgerald and Daniel Maclise. Interest in fairy-themed art enjoyed a brief renaissance following the publication of the Cottingley Fairies photographs in 1917 and a number of artists turned to painting fairy themes.

Read more about this topic:  Fairy

Other articles related to "fairies":

List Of Beings Referred To As Fairies
... This is a list of beings referred to as fairies that are not so called in their native folklore ... Cajun Fairies (The Feufollet in French) are an American legend that emerged along the bayou as early as the 1920s with a light (a ball of fire) that shot ... The lights were known as fairies, spirits and sometimes the ghosts of loved ones ...
The Rainbow Fairies
... The Rainbow Fairies are a series of fairies that organize the colour in Fairyland, in the fictional children's books Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows ...
List Of Concepts In Artemis Fowl - Fairy Concepts - Mud People
... 'Mud Maid,' 'Mud Boy,' 'Mud Girl' and 'Mud Kid' are generalizations used by fairies to address humans ... This term also conveys fairies' dislike and even contempt towards the human race because of their pollution and the fact that humans forced fairies underground (partly because fairies can only have a child every ...
Sugarplum Fairies
... Sugarplum Fairies are a dream pop duo based in Los Angeles who mix hushed, melancholic female vocals with European guitar pop and Americana folksiness ... The Sugarplum Fairies draw influence from French cultural icons such as Françoise Hardy, Anna Karina, and Jean-Luc Godard, as well as the Velvet ... The Sugarplum Fairies debuted in 1999 with Flake, released by Starfish Records ...

Famous quotes containing the words art and/or fairies:

    To the man who loves art for its own sake,... it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    As I went forth early on a still and frosty morning, the trees looked like airy creatures of darkness caught napping; on this side huddled together, with their gray hairs streaming, in a secluded valley which the sun had not penetrated; on that, hurrying off in Indian file along some watercourse, while the shrubs and grasses, like elves and fairies of the night, sought to hide their diminished heads in the snow.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)