Sunday, November 18, 2012

Clelia Ottone - Die wilden Schwane


Clelia Ottone was born on the 8th of August 1924 in Iacobdeal, Tulcea. She graduated from The Institute of Arts "Nicolae Grigorescu" in Bucharest (1952), Professor Horia Teodoru and Ion Marşic. She has exhibited in London (1963) puppets and puppet sketches and participated with works shown at book fairs in Bologna (1965) and Leipzig (1969).
Clelia Ottone was mainly a puppet designer, accustomed to compose characters and scenery to delight young viewers. She didn’t abandoned this scenographic style in her later books for children.
Sometimes she illustrated together with her husband, Florian Sorin Obreja, with whom she had emigrated to Italy in the early 80s.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stefan Nastac

 
Stefan Nastac was not a big name in children illustrations, but he was never the less a presence.
 
Works illustrated:
 
  • 1961 - Robinsonka - Marie Majerova (Ed. Tineretului)
  • 1965 - Eine wunderbere reise - Sonia Larian
  • 1967 - Iepurasul cel istet - prelucrare din folclorul peruvian de Radu Alexandrescu (Ed. Tineretului, Colecţia "Traista cu poveşti")
  • 1968 - Clasa în care nu se întâmplă nimic - Iuliu Raţiu (Ed. Tineretului)
  • 1969 - Cişmigiu & Comp. - Grigore Băjenaru (Ed. Tineretului, ediţie revăzută)
  • 1969 - Cei din luna - Dimitrie Stelaru, (Ed. Tineretului)
  • 1970 - Tom Sawyer detectiv si Tom Sawyer in strainatate - Mark Twain (Ed. Ion Creangă)
  • 1978 - Magherit- Gheorghe Nica (Ed. Ion Creangă, ediţia a II-a)
  • 1980 - Isprăvile lui Vicu Năstruşnicu - Patiţa Silvestru (Ed. Ion Creangă)
  • 1981 - Povesti, Povestiri, Amintiri - Ion Creangă (Ed. Ion Creangă, Colecţia BPTC)
  • 1982 - Fata babei si fata mosneagului – Ion Creangă (Ed. Ion Creangă)
  • 1985 - Neghinita – Barbu Şt. Delavrancea (Ed. Ion Creangă)
  • 1985 - Stănicioară cât o bănicioară - Dorina Bădescu (Ed. Ion Creangă)
  • 1988 - Aventurile lui Tom Sawyer / Aventurile lui Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain (Ed. Ion Creangă)

Stefan Nastac - Spreuhansel


Stefan Nastac - Neghinita illustrations

Stefan Nastac - Tom Sawyer detectiv si Tom Sawyer in strainatate

Stefan Nastac - Tom Sawyer kalandjai

Stefan Nastac

Stefan Nastac - Puiul de porumbel


Stefan Nastac - Printesa fluture

Stefan Nastac - Trunde Zana Ploilor


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Angi Petrescu Tiparescu


Angela Petrescu-Tipărescu was born on the 23th of April in Baia de Aramă. She graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts, in Bucharest (1945). She expanded her decorative manner beyond the illustrated books, working decorative arts, tapestries, furnishings and objects. She has exhibited in Warsaw (1955), Prague (1962), Bucharest (1963), Rome (1965).
In may opinion she is the brightest woman illustrator among the Romanian stars of this beautiful craft and the most prolific.


Angi Petrescu Tiparescu - Copac cu stele illustrations


Angi Petrescu Tiparescu - The Stoneman-Omul de Piatra


What a fine Romanian illustrator! Her illustrations are so elegant and exuberant. There is a continuous movement in them, colors and textures dancing forever on the sound of  contemporary music, oblivious of time.   I was very pleased to see that she is known also abroad. Puss in boots and The Stoneman are her most famous works there. I have read a blog recently, where the author thought her to be a kind of Russian prince, based on her name. Well I doubt the author knows much Russian, but at least it knew her name and treasured Perrault's tale based on her illustrations. And that is something! For more informations on Angi Petrescu Tiparescu, click on the link.

Angi Petrescu Tiparescu - Puss in boots - Motanul incaltat


Angi Petrescu Tiparescu - Urciorul de aur illustrations


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