I already confessed my love for Richard Scarry. Though I really could say scads more on that matter. And you may have noticed (though I didn't really mention) my huge crush on Mary Blair's art (see photo collage for # 1). In fact, when I was checking out some of Mary Blair's work, I learned about Aurelius Battaglia, the artist behind the delightful illustration above. I'll have to investigate some more, but it seems Battaglia's creations have similar qualities to what I love in Scarry and Blair's work: fantastic color, whimsical scenes, and straight-up charm. Doesn't that scene make you want to hop from port to port on a fancy cruise liner? Or at least acquire a jaunty hat?
I love discovering new art to get all giddy about.
Who are some of your favorite artists?
Cruise Ship image source
Sextet image source