October 30, 2009
I first discovered the art of Lisbeth Zwerger when I came across the book of Swan Lake that she illustrated (Swan Lake being my all-time favorite ballet). Since then I've been hooked. The construction of Zwerger's compositions for her numerous childrens books is what I love the best--her scenes always seem to be drawn from strange viewpoints (either above the scene of action or below it), with unusual perspectives and looming shapes often taking up large parts of the picture frame.
If I had an extra $500 laying around, I'd buy one of her prints here in a second. I've had my eye on this book of some of her collected work, so maybe I'll settle for that instead.
Labels: Art Love