Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Grendel Illustrated

Grendel has captured the artistic imaginations of illustrators for the Beowulf editions and even South Park cartoons, but "our Grendel" inspired a wonderful series of portraits by Emil Antonucci which mark the beginning of each chapter in John Gardner's book. Here Grendel's complexity of expressions indicate his capacity for thought processes and emotional states of mind. Have the illustrations by Antonucci affected how you feel about Grendel?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes. The illustrations in this book are amazing and hypnotic. They draw you into them with their levels of complexity. Really good stuff.