Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oh, to Slip My Duties

Sometimes I just can't help myself, when I find an old graphic that cries out for some art direction. I'm sure the original art was a beautiful gem of a painting, but what I found was a washed out greytone halftone. So I turned it into a poster to remind me to indulge my phantasies:

Above, S. Long and T. Buchanan — Sylvan Glade

Below, the halftone by S. Long — Pan —1914

Update: A big thank you to Chris, for pointing out that this is the work of Sydney Long, an Australian artist that I should have heard of before now. Below is the actual painting and below that a print, using the same elements. Both are the gems that I predicted they were, and now I feel horribly guilty that I presumed to art direct the piece nearly 100 years after its creation.



4 comments:

Chris said...

That seems to be the work of Sydney Long, an Australian artist born towards the end of the 19th century.

ToB said...

Nicely changed. Only the pre-WWI artists could make a Bacchanale look innocent.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Chris, you are absolutely correct.

ToB, you too are absolutely correct.

Anita said...

reminds me of Avatar!))