Monday, October 17, 2011

The Enchanted City

Hannes Bok was known, in a good way, for channelling Maxfield Parrish:

Hannes Bok —The Enchanted City — 1946

Hannes Bok — The Enchanted City


Annie said...

Hi Thom,

From what I've seen of his work, I enjoy his black and white drawings the most. Many of the images are stark and powerful with the use of angular lines, graduated shading; and bold contrast, yet a softened focus. Thank you for sharing both the black and white and the color image.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Hi Annie—

I was going to say the same thing about this set of pictures, that I like the black and white better than the other. You said it well.

Some of his other color stuff is really the bee's knees.

Kikokun said...

Looks like Bok also influenced Richard Corben, as it's quite obvious in the bottom illustration.
Similar evocative landscapes are found everywhere in Corben's ouvre.

Paraphrasing what you said, Corben channeled Bok in a good way, as true masters do.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Well-noticed, and well-paraphrased.