Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tales from the Mahabharata

Some golden age illustrators dwell in the moon-lit shadows of appreciation rather than the rosy sunshine bask of others. Frank
Papé (pronounced pawPAY) is one such. Much of his work is intriguing and satisfying, but he's on the teetering edge of obscurity.

I have several more of his books, but let's start with this little number, Tales from the Mahabharata, a 1924 edition.

To read a short but interesting bio about Papé, click here.


Anonymous said...

Do you know ?
Gustave Doré "French Ilustrator"

Annie said...

Hi Thom,
These are beautiful. They remind me a little bit of Edmund Dulac.

R. Ruiz said...