Light and colour in the art of Maxfield Parrish

As I’m writing this, London is cold, windy, rainy and gloomy.

If you too happen to need an escapist jolt to lighten up your day, then these illustrations by Maxfield Parrish will most definitely come handy: An incredibly influential illustrator, his trademark highly saturated hues and realism have been somewhat hailed as precursors to the great American tradition of photo-realism in painting; And yet his neo-classical ideals really do seamlessly translate into a world of colour, light and fantasy.

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966)

By Matteo Sarti


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