Friday, 27 May 2011

Off The Shelf

Big Eye Art
Blonde Blythe and Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Publishers: Merrell

Everyone likes eyes don't they, these orbs are the windows to the soul, or so they say??

So let's talk eyes then, they are focal points in most art, from animals to portraits, weird things from the blue lagoon and every imaginary image in between, so are they important- we think so!

This is why we are reviewing an older book (2008), but one that should exist in your collection...a virtual eye-opener in orbital art images (try saying that fast)☋

"Big eye"art was introduced and was a phenomenon of the 1950's by artists like Margaret Keane and Gig they drew sweet illustrations of young waifs and strays, their art attracted a cult following. Things have changed now you get gothic lolitas, witches, demons, cult dolls, fearsome felines and other mythical concoctions leap out at you from this compelling book.

Author and illustrator Blonde Blythe (Toni Boozer) was into dolls and art and decided to combine the two. Now painting big eyed characters like mermaids, pin up girls, doll-like fairies. She is in the book along with the other artists listed below.

Abril Andrade
Sherri Balady
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Misty Benson
Lindsay Cormier
Dennis Finley
Carrie Hawks
Noelle Hunt
Mark Gleason
And there's more...another 12 artists to be exact.

So if your scanning the horizon for some excellent eye candy then don't delay, get along to Merrell Publishing for more bottom of post.

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