Monday, October 24, 2022

Fantasy Art at Flint

Fantasy art gets a good showing in Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan, which is currently hosting "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" through January 8. 

One of the images blown up to wall size is Red Dragon by Tyler Jacobson, 2014. 

There are original paintings and drawings by artists such as Arthur Rackham (above), Howard Pyle, Frank Frazetta, NC Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Anna Dittmann, Gary Gianni, and Victo Ngai.

Two of my paintings are in the show, Garden of Hope and Skeleton Pirate.

Tony Diterlizzi and I demonstrate the startle reflex of the Horsfield's Tarsier. 

We were joined by museum director Tracee Glab, FIA curator Rachael Holstege, Norman-Rockwell Museum-Curator Jesse Kowalski, and Art Historian Alice Carter.

"Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" will be on view through January 8. 

If you can't make it to Michigan, there's a gorgeous catalog.


MK Buike said...

How wonderful! If I still lived there, I would certainly go!

I grew up not far from Flint. When ever my family went shopping "in the big city" they would also take me to the Flint Institute of Arts. While in high school, Andrew Wyeth was my favorite. Flint had one of his paintings, which I would always visit.

Gary said...

Like the above comment, I was raised near Flint. My first exposure to art was the Flint Institute of Art. Mary Cassatt's painting of her sister Lydia baffled me as it seemed incomplete. I kept going back trying to figure it out. Finally I began taking night classes in art as I completed my engineering degree. Art became a life long love, not a career. It is great to see that the Art Institute is still flourishing. Great to see that they got this fantasy art exhibit. Sorry that I am not there to visit it.

David Wright said...

Should have gone to the special Van Gogh exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Great show.