Dark Clarke

Tales of Mystery and Imagination
by Edgar Allan Poe
Illustrated by Harry Clarke
You can click on these to get a bigger image that can show you how unbelievable the detail is on these pictures. From my Googling, there is a recent irish film on him "Harry Clarke, Darkness into Light"...and they did cite that he is one of the monumental irish artists who is quietly unknown. Not only do I love the detail, the patterning but the powerful compositions he uses to up the ante and draw the viewer in. His work is surprisingly emotional in these Grotesqueries not the candy coated happiness that the fairy tale work communicates. And even that work is not so sweet...

More later, work and coffee await.