Sunday, June 03, 2012

Theodor Kittelsen

Theodor Kittelsen - Forest Troll, 1916

Theodor Kittelsen - Dying Mountain Troll, 1887

Theodor Kittelsen - Bergen Nøkken Fsh, 1907

Theodor Kittelsen - Peer Gynt

Theodor Kittelsen - The Serpent, 1897

Theodor Kittelsen - The Water Troll Who Eats Only Young Girls, 1881

Theodor Kittelsen - The Ash Lad Who Had an Eating Match with the Troll, 1883

Et sjøtroll

Theodor Kittelsen - The Sea Troll (detail), 1887

Theodor Kittelsen - Dragon Awakens

Theodor Kittelsen - Embrace, 1914

Theodor Kittelsen - noekker

Theodor Kittelsen - Water Sprite, 1887

Theodor Kittelsen - Water Spirit, 1904

Theodor Kittelsen - The Old Woman By The Fire

Theodor Kittelsen - Fande og futen,1907

Theodor Kittelsen - The World Do Not Pay Different my Dear Dragon

Theodor Kittelsen - Draugen

Theodor Kittelsen - Per Gynt in the Hall of the Mountain King, 1913 Theodor Kittelsen - Peer Gynt 02 Theodor Kittelsen - Prinsessen lysker trollet, 1900 Theodor Kittelsen - Troll at the Karl Johan Street, 1892
Theodor Kittelsen - The Troll on Karl Johan Square, 1892 Theodor Kittelsen - On the way to Troll Castle Theodor Kittelsen - On a way to the Feast in the Trollcastle, 1904 Theodor Kittelsen - From 'Buttercup, 1882 Theodor Kittelsen - From 'Buttercup,' Theodor Kittelsen, 1882 Theodor Kittelsen - Hodehugg Theodor Kittelsen - Big troll in Breifonnen, 1892 Theodor Kittelsen - At Night They Carried the Dead Away, 1901 Theodor Kittelsen - Askeladden og trollet (på flya), 1910 Theodor Kittelsen - Troll On The Mountain Moores Theodor Kittelsen - Man and Troll Theodor Kittelsen - Skovtrold 1899 Theodor Kittelsen - The plague on the stairs, 1896 Theodor Kittelsen - Musstad,1896 Theodor Kittelsen - The big Eken overshadowed the royal courtyard Theodor Kittelsen - The Great Oak Outside Kongsgården, 1911 Theodor Kittelsen - The Troll Theodor Kittelsen - The Dragon, 1887 Theodor Kittelsen - Dragon 1904 Theodor Kittelsen - De tolv villender, 1907 Theodor Kittelsen - Winter Evening, 1901 Kornstaur i måneskinn Theodor Kittelsen - folk og trold Theodor Kittelsen - The Troll Who Wanders About His Age, 1911 Theodor Kittelsen - The Troll Who Wanders About His Age Theodor Kittelsen - Tomtegruvan Theodor Kittelsen - Little Fred and the Giant Beggar Theodor Kittelsen - Kjetta_som var så fæl til å ete, 1907 Theodor Kittelsen - Nokken Screams Theodor Kittelsen - Parental Pride Theodor Kittelsen - Troll 2 Theodor Kittelsen - Soria Moria slott, 1900 Theodor Kittelsen - Troll Hunt Theodor Kittelsen - From 'The Golden Bird, 1883 Theodor Kittelsen - Troll Bitches Theodor Kittelsen - The Troll and the Dyre Theodor Kittelsen - The Water Spirite as a white Horse, 1909 Theodor Kittelsen - Vesletomten Theodor Kittelsen - Askeladden og de gode hjelperne Theodor Kittelsen - lysalver fanger skyggetussen A brief biography on Kittelsen can be found on his Wikipedia page.

 I suggest viewing this portfolio of illustrations from Kittelsen's Battle of Frogs and Mice. I assume this was the inspiration for the Mouse Guard comics, unless mice dressed as soldiers originates further back than this. More Kittelsen illustrations are organized into various albums from that site here.

10 comments:

Lum said...

There's one in the middle there that looks like Sweetums from the Muppets.

Emma Lisa said...

These are BEAUTIFUL! I adore his use of colours, especially in the picture with the fella in the water, number three.

Gabriela said...

i love ALL of these, wowwwww. i had one of the troll etchings saved on my computer for years and never new who it was that made it. thanks so much for sharing!

Jacqueline M. said...

Definitely saw Sweetums too - and Hobbits, and Nick Cave's sound suits, and Snow White's dwarves.

Zorïn said...

The 15th illustration, signed E.W., is from Erik Werenskiold, not Theodor Kittelsen.

Greetings,

/Z/

Aeron said...

Thanks, image updated and will be doing a future post on that artist soon. Looks like it got lumped into an assortment of Kittelsen on account of how similar it looks to his work.

Aeron said...

This is amusing, I found a Kittelsen painting wrongfully credited to Werenskiold here - http://polarbearstale.blogspot.com/2009/11/erik-werenskiold-1855-1938-link.html Similar artists indeed.

Anonymous said...

tottaly reminds me of the anime series "monster"!!

Korla said...

Looks like the main inspiration for "Trollhunter".

red_lipstick said...

Aeron, What a fantastic share, thank you. I also had an image on my computer for years and did not have a name for it. Planning on reading the wiki article you mentioned. Thanks much.