After art, my next great love is books, so naturally I was drawn to this collection of works of art inspired by literature. They are part of a long tradition of different media influencing one another, from plays based on books and operas placed on plays to current movies based on novels, video games, and the like. I think it’s cool to see in these examples how they play off of and respond to one another in different ways. Each work of art illuminates its source in a different way. Naturally, some of my favorite works of fiction are themselves based on art and artists, such as Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. And though this article doesn’t include illustrated books, I believe illustration to be an incredible art form and a beautifully illustrated book to be a physical work of art unto itself. And as I go through in my head all the book illustrations I love, I figure I should save that for a whole other post unto itself.
Anyway, what do you think of this literature-inspired art? Any favorites? Any pieces to add?
- Mercado de Belcrum (Art-Market) (lianneleeflang.blogspot.com)