A History of Fantasy Illustration
On View May 20, 2022 - September 5, 2022
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. Enchanted offers a thoughtful appraisal of how artists from the early 20th century to the present have brought to life myths, fairy tales, and modern epics like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. Featuring nearly 100 artworks, the exhibition explores Greek myths, Arthurian Legends, fairy tales, and modern superheroes.
Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA.
Image header: Charles Vess (b. 1951), Here There Be Dragons, 2018. Colored inks on paper. 26 x 37 in. Cover illustration for Ursula K. LeGuin, The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (New York: Saga Press, 2018), Collection of the Artist