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When Did the Golden Age End?

1 month ago   |   By Gurney Journey

A friend of mine who teaches art history asked for my view on this question:
"How and when did the "Golden Age of Illustration" end? Did it end, or just shrink? Has there been a revival? Do you have thoughts on this, as an illustrator working with traditional media, in an imaginative realist genre, in the 21st century. How do artists now, relate to a golden age of illustration that supposedly ended? I would prefer to offer a hopeful analysis!"
My answer: A lot of illustrators who lived through the Golden Age years complained that the great era of story illustration ended as the 1920s...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Let's Sketch Hingetown & the Transformer Station

Let's Sketch Hingetown & the Transformer Station

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Sorry for the hiatus in blog posts - I had a wonderful two-week visit from my sister, during which we saw friends, looked at art, ate in restaurants, bought art supplies and... Read more ...

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