Monday, April 28, 2008

Jindrich Ulrich Miniature Oil Paintings

"Jindřich (Henry) Ulrich is said to be the last living Middle Ages miniaturist. He paints his little oil paintings in a style that may resemble the long forgotten techniques indeed. Even his motifs almost entirely communicate with history. Yet they are often not purely historical, JU employs his unique fantasy to create often grotesque, yet calm and contemplative images.

Almost all of JU works are painted on little wooden boards with hand-made wooden frames. Their size rarely exceeds 8 x 12 cm (3 x 5 inches)"

There's an incredible collection of Ulrich's small oil paintings on display in this flickr gallery.

1 comment:

Jerom said...

The 3rd & the 6th images look like "Alice in wonderland" illustrations!