Illustration Friday: Jump

Illustration Friday: Jump

I have been reading G. K. Chesterton, and so often he talks of the vigour and movement of medieval art. This may have cross-pollinated with The Avengers, the preview for Brave, and my ongoing affection for Robin Hood. The second half was a test, after the fact, of how intelligible the silhouettes were without any detail.

11 thoughts on “Illustration Friday: Jump

  1. I’m pretty sure that’s not what he was referring to when he talked about Medieval art. I’m also pretty sure I’ve got examples of the sort of thing he *was* referring to. This might just be because I looked through my books when I re-read his essays a few years ago. This means you might want to make a booklist for your next visit.

    Our tastes in literature have a sad tendency to coincide. Although you haven’t admitted to reading Priestley’s essays yet, so maybe I’m safe.

    • Oh, I know he was talking about something else, but he was Talking Beautifully, and then I went to the movies, and then this was the Illustration Friday topic and so… pictures happened :)

      • Also, I think the essays talked about statuary… working and singing (“The Little Birds…”)? And Orthodoxy is action vs stillness, outward looking vs inward looking?
        I read Priestley on time when I was working on my honours thesis, and would be keen to read more, but haven’t yet :)

  2. I’m glad you folks know each other because I was just thinking oh my gosh, some random commenter has come to scold the artist! In any case, I think these are quite lovely and aside from the Chesterton business, which I cannot speak to, I think you described the style very well! I particularly like the archers. Nicely done!

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