…and Small

At the Chris Beetles gallery, John Cleese is selling his art collection off.
I have had a print of one of the pieces (by Mr. Alan Lee) for many years,
and was very happy to see the original in person. I’d always assumed it was
the same size as the print, but it was considerably smaller and jewell-like.

Round the corner at the Illustration Cupboard, Inga Moore had an exhibition
of her delicate book illustrations, equally head-scratchingly tiny. To cap
it all, there was an original Wayne Anderson; I literally have no idea how
he can use coloured pencils to get such finely rendered results.




3 Replies to “…and Small”

  1. I wonder why they are always a must-have for any magician’s study? Maybe they like to pretend they are Basilisks or something more wizardy…

  2. I used to think, for both wizards and mere mortals, they might well have been to evoke images of dragons of yore. In flight at quite a height. On gossamer wings. But finding out the past penchant for hoisting alligators up alongside fishes and turtles, rather murdered that notion for me.

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