The Alice Artists
December 3, 2009
The Flavorpill Daily Dose newsletter hit my inbox yesterday with a lovely item, which I wanted to share with you all.
I'm a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and can't wait to check out the upcoming Tim Burton film about my favorite literary heroine and read a copy of the latest edition of Lewis Carroll's classic with illustrations by the brilliant Australian artist, Robert Ingpen (see one of his drawings for the new edition to the left.)
Alice has been a subject of delight for visual artists for more than 150 years. John Tenniel's drawings for the original, 1865 edition of the book will always have a special place in my heart. But there are so many other great filmmakers and illustrators who've turned their skills and imaginations to portraying the characters in Carroll's writing. Click this link for a run-down of some of the most famous ones, from Mabel Lucie Atwell to Disney.