Friday, April 22, 2011
Goblin with His Bowl and Favorite Green String
He's definitely from the tradition of Brueghel and Bosch--artists I've studied and admired for years. Brian Froud and lots of other great illustrators have carried on the tradition of drawing little people dragging or wearing their pots and pans around.
This fellow has straw on his head (a symbol of insanity in 19th century art). Or maybe it's hair, in which case he's just crabby, and then the piece of string has no special significance to him.