quinta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2007

Ilustrações de ontem e de hoje

Arthur Rackham was born September 19, 1867, in London, England and in 1939. The most distinctive qualities of his illustrations was the way in which he told the story through his illustrations. His eye for detail and gift of imagination and creativity, which are characteristic of his illustrations, were an influence of the sixteenth century German artists Albrecht Durer and Albrecht Altdorfer. The illustrator left behind a legacy of over 60 illustrated books including the works of Shakespeare, Charles Dickins, James Barrie and Lewis Carroll. He is known and beloved internationally for his work in Classic fiction and Children's literature.

Nicoletta Ceccoli was born in 1973 in San Marino, Italy, where she still lives. Since studying at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, she has illustrated a number of children's titles for prominent Italian publishers. Selected three times for exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Nicoletta was awarded the prestigious Andersen Prize in 2000, honoring her as the best children's book illustrator in Italy.

Living in different times, taking advantage of different drawing and printing techniques, bearing influences of different artists, they illustrate, almost a century apart, the same traditional tale: Red Riding Hood.








Contos tradicionais como a história do Capuchinho Vermelho são intemporais e universais. A prová-lo está o trabalho de dois ilustradores: Arthur Rackham, que viveu em Londres entre 1867 e 1939, e Nicoletta Ceccoli que nasceu em 1973 e mora na sua cidade natal, San Marino, em Itália.



Tanto Arthur Rackham, pela beleza clássica e etérea das suas ilustrações e pelo vasto legado (mais de 60 livros ilustrados incluindo textos de Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, James Barrie e Lewis Carrol, tendo-se destacado tanto na ilustração da ficção clássica como na literatura infantil) como a emergente ilustradora italiana que se destaca já a nível internacional merecerão destaque em posts futuros.


O Capuchinho Vermelho por Arthur Rackham (retiradas de Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. London: Constable & Company Ltd, 1909):












E por Nicoletta Ceccoli (Little Red Riding Hood, recontada por Josephine Evetts-Secker e editada por Barefoot Books):






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