Monday, February 1, 2010

Mythological Themes

I've got more great Fantasia stuff coming up and I promise I'll come back to it. But the art deco quality of the conceptual art has inspired me to cast around the collection to pull out other classic sources of mythological imagery.

Georges Barbier, one of my top favorite Art Deco illustrators, is identified primarily with fashion of the 1920s. But my top favorite images of his relate to ancient and mythological themes.

Georges Barbier — Phaedra and Hippolytus


Li-An said...

There is a lot of Barbier's images on the web but I don't know any book about his work...

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

There is a beautiful book, currently available, entitled:

George Barbier—The birth of Art Deco