I love Grimm tales and I love the genius of Maurice Sendak. Finally grabbed my own copy of Sendak's The Juniper Tree, and have been studying and gorging on the drawings all week.
This is not only one of my favorite illustrations from the book, but it's also one of my favorite illustrations period.
I could write on and on about the freshly bizarre and claustrophobic imagery that Sendak wrung from the tales, and the near-surrealistic style of each illustration, but I'm pretty sure that's all been covered by many writers far greater than me.
But if by some chance you haven't seen this book, Brain Pickings did a post on it with more of the illustrations and you can see them here:
Better yet, buy the book.
And thanks for checking out my blog!