MOFA - Museum of Fairy Art
Is everybody "Pixilated" as was mentioned in "Mr Deeds Goes To Washington"? I think we all would like to think that there are little winged "Tinkerbells" flitting around our gardens. Children are more apt to see them than we are - but keep on looking and you might be surprised. This imaginary MOFA - Museum of Fairy Art was compiled mostly out of my own curiosity as an artist. I hope that you enjoy looking through it.
Fairy Art Origins
Fairy painting had it's peak in about 1840 in the Victorian era. It was in direct opposition to the Victorian way of thinking. It contrasted greatly to the dreary hardships of daily living, repressed sexual attitudes, religious strongholds, an interest in the supernatural, and, finally, in rebellion against the new invention of photography.
Fairy painting made possible opportunities for English artists to play with a fresh, new type of literary narrative art and to reach a much bigger proportion of art audiences by using a popular subject matter borrowed from Shakespear, fairy tales, and other British folklore.
Is This Where They Live?
This to me could definitely be the neighborhood where fairies might want to live :)
A Plethora of Fairies
As an artist I can really relate to the work that went into this painting, both in the overall compostition and sheer number of figures (over 100) in it. The artist is Noel Paton. He produced two really amazing paintings based on A Midsummer Night's Dream. This one is titled "The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania". The central figures being the fairy King and Queen.
A Nice Couple
Gorgeous Hand-Painted Fairy and Goddess Figurines by Jessica Galbreth
Click on the photo to go to her website.
A Very Pretty Young Fairy
Fairy Poll Module
Do You Believe in Fairies?
A Nice Fairy Illustration
A very nice watercolor painting by artist Scott Ssava. Click on it to find out more.
An Art Nouveau Fairy Sculpture
This one is being sold on eBay, as we speak....click on her image to find out more.
Great Fairy Stuff on Amazon
The Fairy Queen
This painting is called "The Fairy Queen" by painter/artist Joseph Noel Paton. It was painted in oil on a panel and measures 23 x 23 cm. It is in the art collection of The Sheffield Museum in England.
An Old Roman Relief Sculpture Inspired This
A Roman relief, in marble, after the original done by Lysippos ca. 350-330 B.C. Turin, Museum of Antiquities.
Fairies Stealing Clothes
Painting titled ".... and the fairies ran away with their clothes" by artist Charles Sims. Oil on canvas, 73.6 x 91.4 cm. Collection: Leeds Museums and Galleries in the UK.