A picture is worth a thousand words. How often
we have heard that phrase, repeating it but not grasping its true significance. The artists with
oils and inks, charcoals and pastels, canvas and brush transcends the author with his word craft.
In a single splash of creativity, he sears our mind with the ghost image of his own soul. Through
the windows of our mind, he races down the synaptic tangles splashing color and form, a visual
riot sending neurons arcing to embrace the gestalt of his vision. For a brief instant, we approach
the mystic and see through his eyes, reading his mind as no psychic can. The visual wave crashes
over us with a single glance and we are left drenched and soaking at the edge of his world.
These pages will provide all those who peer within these borders, visions of the
Arthurian world from the romance and pre-Raphaelite artists and illustrators of the 1800's and
early 20th century. Enjoy!
Jim Donaldson Gordd Cymru
The Quest for
the Grail: Arthurian Legend in British Art 1840-1920, C Poulson, Manchester Univ Press
The Legends of
King Arthur in Art, Muriel Whitaker, Ds Brewer
Morte D'Arthur, Thomas, Sir Malory, John Matthews (Editor), Anna-Marie
Ferguson (Illustrator), October 1, 2000, Sterling Publications; ISBN:
0304353671, Hardcover - 1056 pages unabridged edition
The Arthurian Tarot, Anna-Marie Ferguson, Anne Marie Garrison, 276 pages
Book& cards edition, May 1995, Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 1567182674
BUNCE, KATE ELIZABETH
CANNELL, W OTWAY
CHAPMAN, WILLIAM ERNEST
DIXON, ARTHUR A
FRAMPTON, EDWARD R.
GARRETT, EDMUND H
RUTLAND, FLORENCE M.
SCOTT, WILLIAM BELL
SMITH, JOHN MOYR
WAUGH, FREDERICK JUDD
WYETH, N. C.