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Origins: The Art of John Jude Palencar
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John Jude Palencar is a rarity among modern artists, mixing meticulous technique reminiscent of the old masters with a soaring, darkly surreal imagination. There are touches of Bosch and Da Vinci in his visual allegories of netherworld landscapes and doomed characters. His painted book covers and illustrations for works by Stephen King, Lovecraft, Tolkien, and many others ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 25th 2007 by Underwood Books
(first published January 25th 2006)
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While I never cared for Charles de Lint's books, I always admired their covers done by John Jude Palencar. This book is a collection of some of his most notable work. The introductory biographical sketch featuring many interview quotes is insightful, but Palencar is deliberately vague about his paintings and the personal mythologies at work in them, which is frustrating. He states that he prefers to work in symbols, especially loving dichotomies such has dark/light, good/evil, earth/sky, rather ...more