Tuesday, August 17, 2010

 Art: Gnomes and Trolls of John Bauer

The turn of the century Scandinavian art has always been one of my favorites, called usually Art Nouveau, Jugendstil or National Romantic style. It's especially mesmerizing when treating the themes of paganism, folklore and the ancient past of our countries.

John Bauer (1882-1918) was a Swedish painter and book illustrator famous for his depiction of gnomes, trolls and other mythological beings of Scandinavian folklore. His best known work is Among Gnomes and Trolls (Bland tomtar och troll) from which I have here some pictures for you.



















Project Runeberg can be thanked for these lovely images.

2 comments:

Sammi and Joe said...

THESE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!
THANKS XXX

Anonymous said...

Wonderful artwork!

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