Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fairy Tale Fridays - The Art of Maxfield Parrish

Enchanted Prince by Maxfield Parrish

As a struggling artist trying to make a living as he was working to make a name for himself, Maxfield Parrish turned to illustrating children's books. Fortunately, many of these included fairy tales. Parrish would later become known for a particular style of painting he developed famous for its luminosity and also for the detail in the works. Looking at his earlier work, it's obvious he had long been found of detail and the play of light in his work. Aren't they lovely?

Cinderella by Maxfield Parrish

Sleeping Beauty by Maxfield Parrish

Puss In Boots by Maxfield Parrish


  1. The illustrations are lovely. The Cinderella reminds me of a Pre-Raphaelite lady in a very romantic setting.

  2. These are some of the most gorgeous fairy tale paintings that I have ever seen! I do really love the way he uses light. The addition of so many gradients of light really make these paintings stand out. Excellent post today!

  3. Beautiful and especially the Sleeping Beauty illustration.

  4. They are lovely and the light is well represented in these!