Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration

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Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration

Published on November 22, 2022

For hundreds of years, artists have been inspired by the imaginative potential of fantasy. Unlike science fiction, which is based on fact, fantasy presents an impossible reality—a universe where dragons breathe fire, angels battle demons, and magicians weave spells. With examples of archetypes from the last few millennia, Enchanted offers a thoughtful appraisal of how artists from long ago to the present have brought to life mythology and fairy tales, as well as modern epics like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. The exhibition includes themes such as children's tales, gods and monsters, knights in shining armor, and much more. Enchanted traces the development of fantasy art from Golden Age illustrators like Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth to classic cover artists and emerging talents. ARC Living Masters Julie Bell, Donato Giancola, Boris Vallejo, Greg Hildebrandt, and James Gurney will also be exhibiting.

The exhibition runs from September 24, 2022 - January 8, 2023 at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E Kearsley St., Flint, MI, 48503.

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