Golden Age Adventure
& Fantasy Illustration Gallery
Golden age fantasy illustration included a wide variety of themes; myths and legends, romantic tales, monsters and fairies, science fiction, adventure and children's stories.
Artists were free to use their imaginations and come up with illustration solutions to odd questions: What does a dragon look like? How do I draw a ghost?
Illustrators in the early 1900s could refer back to fine art paintings such as the works of Pieter Bruegel, Francisco Goya and William Blake, or the contemporary work of surrealist painters.
But often they were on their own, creating new interpretations of fantasy stories from Grimm's Fairy Tales to Jules Verne.
Fantasy art of the Golden Age of Illustration laid the groundwork for later comic books and science-fiction pulp magazine art of the 1930s and 1940s.
And, for more examples, be sure to browse through other Illustration Art Solutions
For a 1907 artist's take on life on Mars, check out this example of
For hints on how to incorporate vintage illustration into your design projects, see
(Under construction. More fantasy and adventure paintings are on their way!)
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