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Looking for Baba Yaga
June 05, 2018
To find the perfect ogress.
Because no, bad guys don't always look bad and be an ogress, it can stay in everyday life. Isn't it?

New cycle
June 03, 2018
As summer arrives, a new cycle of research begins around a well-known tale.
From character design to volume model, and everything in between!
Let's start softly with sketches!

Grandville's ant
March 18, 2018
For pleasure, an overview of the evolution of Grandville's work for the illustration of The Cicada and the Ant.


The amazing Granville
March 18, 2018
Focus on the brilliant Grandville, cartoonist, illustrator and lithographer of the romantic period, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for his fellow contemporaries and followers, including Disney, the surrealists, Odilon Redon...

Grandville helps to enhance the image in the same way as the text, and sometimes even gives them the supremacy.

Illustrations of Un autre monde : transformations, visions, incarnations, ascensions, locomotions, explorations, pérégrinations, excursions, stations... edited by Fournier in 1844.

The exciting folder from the Nancy Library.


Discoveries made at the Arsenal conference, La révolution de la gravure sur bois de bout au XIXe (1830-1870), by Valérie Sueur-Hermel.


Wood’s end grain
March 04, 2018
The romantic period in France corresponds to the rise of the image in the printed text. Illustrated books and magazines are multiplying, notably thanks to the innovation of engraving on the wood’s end grain The great advantage of xylography is that it can be printed at the same time as the text, and thus be able to mingle closely with it, rather than being relegated to the off-text of lithography for example. And this new way of engraving allows refinement, a smoothness in the line, close to the waist.

Credit: Canovas Frédéric, View from Paul et Virginie opened on an illustration by the painter Meissonnier. L. Curmer, 1838. Figure 4.

Discoveries made at the Arsenal conference, La révolution de la gravure sur bois de bout au XIXe (1830-1870), by Valérie Sueur-Hermel.

Flower prints
February 16, 2018
Here is the beautiful herbarium Ectypa vegetabilium of 1760 by Christian Gottlieb.
The plant specimens were inked and pressed, printed on the pages. On the back, poetic ghosts of impressions.