Sunday, May 27, 2007


I-share ko lang sa inyo itong ilang paragraphs sa librong ‘The Artist’ ni Edmund B. Feldman. Para ito sa lahat ng illustrators na tulad ko.

Ito ang bad side ng pagiging illustrator:

‘…no matter how talented, the illustrator could not claim the status of “high” or “fine” artist. This troubled N.C. Wyeth and it angered Howard Pyle.’

Howard Pyle. The father of illustrations.

N.C. Wyeth. (trivia: Student ni Pyle si Wyeth.)

Ito naman ang good side:

‘Illustration might be defined as visual art intended to accompany something else: song, dance, chant, spoken words, print. According to that definition, Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper (1495) is an illustration. It depicts the moment just after Jesus said, “One of you shall betray me.” At the same time it shows his disciples replying, “Lord, is it I?” ‘

‘As for the hero of American magazine cover illustrators, Norman Rockwell, he has been immortalized in more than one coffee-table art book. To be sure, he is not the sole support of an art publishing industry, like Picasso. Still, our principle holds: Yesterday’s illustrator is today’s art hero.’

Norman Rockwell. (trivia: Idolo ni Rockwell sina Pyle at Wyeth)


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