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The Roundtable

"Enchanted: A History Of Fantasy Illustration" At The Norman Rockwell Museum

James Gurney, Garden of Hope, 1994
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James Gurney, Garden of Hope, 1994

The new exhibition "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration" is now on display at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition presents the immutable concepts of mythology, fairy tales, fables, good versus evil, and heroes and villains through paintings, etchings, drawings, and digital art created by artists from long ago to illustrators working today.

Mythology explores the adventures of Apollo and Thor, Perseus rescuing Andromeda with the head of Medusa, and the labours of Hercules; fairy tales depict the worlds of elves, fairies, and mermaids, and conjure dreams of Little Nemo in Slumberland, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinderella; heroes and villains follow the exploits of Arthurian legends, Prince Valiant, Conan the Barbarian, and The Lord of the Rings; and haunting images of sorcerers and witches, and battles between angels and demons embody the struggle between good and evil.

That is a LOT is one exhibit. Jesse Kowalski, Curator of Exhibitions at the NRM, joins us this morning to tell us all about it.

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