Monday, February 9, 2009

Jane Austen casts a Satirical Eye on the Social Fabric of her Day

Sprigged muslin, anyone?  There's a bit of influence in how she's represented...does anyone recognize it (Hint: Edward Eager books)?

Oh - I forgot to mention. I'm going to be doing an intermittent series of literary takes on authors and their characters, probably will end up being disproportionately nineteenth century English Literature.

15 comments:

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

oh wow, I LOVE THE DOTS on this... fab! I need a wall of artsparker illustrations.

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

you know what? this could be made into fabric..perhaps a throw pillow

ArtSparker said...

I actually scanned in a polka-dotted scarf I have for this, since I didn't have any actual sprigged muslin dating from Georgian times.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, very cool! I love pen & ink! How do you do it? How do you produce so many great works?! So prolific and inspired, my friend. You are my art hero.

ArtSparker said...

Well,Bella, as you know, I admire your work very much.

Nao said...

This is just AWESOME. What a fabulous concept.
Great new theme by the way. I can't wait to see what's next.

notmassproduced said...

please tell me what sprigged muslin is - i haven't a clue

ThomasLB said...

Whenever I see a flying girl in a flowing nightgown I automatically think of Wendy from Peter Pan.

ARTIST VICTORIA O'NEILL said...

Hello there, I am really enjoying looking at your art work. fabulous!

flawsnall said...

I'm stuck on how you were able to get the wraps and hats so tiny, the gentleman gesture--so tiny, so clear. Love the position of Austen's shoes--I think she's really flying.

ArtSparker said...

Kate: muslin is very fine cotton cloth, sprigged muslin is embroidered with tiny sprigs of flowers.

j. said...

lovely, lovely, lovely!
really, it's lovely!

: D

Reya Mellicker said...

She certainly did! And probably still does, from her perch floating around in the beyond.

Avid Reader said...

she was so nosy--good thing!

Cláudia said...

This reminds me of Chagall.