Enter Kay Nielsen. Another 1920’s era illustrator who created soft and mysterious worlds during the very appropriately named ‘Golden Age’ of illustration. The chosen colours run deep and the spaces created in his work convey the plight of the human spirit that seems specific to this time. Just look at the dainty tree here, how it’s faint branches create a moment of despair and longing.
Another theme that runs through his work is power and powerlessness.
The tragedy and beauty of life in a splendid universe of endless imagination.