Arthurian Art 

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


Le 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
Legend: The Arthurian Tarot, Anna-Marie Ferguson, Anne Marie Garrison, 276 pages Book& cards edition, May 1995, Llewellyn Publications; ISBN: 1567182674

ARTHURIAN ARTISTS
ANDERSON, SOPHIE
ARCHER, JAMES
BACON, JOHN H
BURNE-JONES, SIR EDWARD
BUTLER, CHARLES ERNEST
CALDERON, WILLIAM
CAMERON, JULIA MARGARET
CARRICK, JOHN MULLASTER
COLLIER, JOHN
COWPER, FRANK CADOGAN
DELVILLE, JEAN
DICKSEE, SIR FRANK
DRAPER, HERBERT
DUNCAN, JOHN
DYCE, WILLIAM
EGLEY, WILLIAM MAW
GILBERT, SIR JOHN
HACKER, ARTHUR
HUGHES, ARTHUR
HUNT, WILLIAM HOLMAN
INNOCENTI
LEIGHTON, EDMUND BLAIR
METEYARD, SIDNEY HAROLD
MILLAIS, SIR JOHN EVERETT
MORRIS, WILLIAM
RIVIERE, BRITON
ROSSETTI, DANTE GABRIEL
SANDYS, FREDERICK
SPENCER-STANHOPE, JOHN
WALLIS, HENRY
WATERHOUSE, JOHN
WATTS, GEORGE FREDERICK

NEW ARTISTS
PRACOWNIK, PETER
GROSSBERG, SCOTT