Big-Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed

Big-Eye Art: Resurrected and Transformed
Library Shelf Location 23.BLYT
Publication Date Apr 2008
Description Product Description In the late 1950s, throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s, such artists as Margaret Keane, Gig and Maio created a new kind of mass-produced art known as big eye. Now big-eye art has undergone a major revival, but with a twist: the wide-eyed, endearing waifs of the earlier movement have transformed into fairies, mermaids, demons and myriad otherworldly beings, including the famous Blythe doll. This extraordinary book showcases the dazzling works of over 20 of todays most significant big-eye artists, offering an insight into a fantastical, sometimes bizarre, metaphysical world. Including over 150 captivating images, this book is a fascinating introduction to a cult art form, providing biographies, contact details and website addresses of the featured artists. A must-have for collectors of big-eye and Japanese anime and manga art and dolls, fans of fantasy and Gothic culture, and anyone interested in pop culture. About the Author Blonde Blythe (Toni Boozer) is a popular artist renowned for her portraits of the 'Blythe' doll. Her work has featured in fantasy-art books and in Barbie Bazaar magazine. She is based in Alabama. Jasmine Becket-Griffith is one of the world s most beloved fantasy artists. Her work has been published in numerous books, including The Art of Faery (2003) and Fairy: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith (2005).
ISBN 9781858944364
Quantity 1
Pages 224
Author Blonde Blythe
Format Paperback
Publisher Merrell Publishers Limited
Related Artists Abril Andrade, Blonde Blythe, Sherri Baldy, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Chrissy Clark, Lindsey Cormier, Candice Dillhoff, Dennis Finley, Mark Gleason, Kelly Haigh, Carrie Hawks, Noelle Hunt, Valerie Jeanne, Elizabeth Victoria Knowles, Lisa Luree, Misha, Christine Mohr Russell, Joanna Nelson, Lisa Petrucci, Alexandria Sandlin
Category Illustration
Keywords Fantasy, Manga, Popular culture, Eyes, Contemporary Gothic
Language English

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