So I created this blog however long ago to share things that I'm interested in and things I've created. So far I've only been mildly successful at keeping up, but I've been meaning for a while now to write a post about my favorite golden age illustrator, Kay Nielsen. Children's book illustration is a particular favorite of mine, and from the 1880s to the 1930s is considered the golden age. Nielsen was a Danish illustrator who worked during the early 1900s and is counted among one of the greatest children's book illustrators of the time, along with Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac.
His style is art nouveau in influence, and thus his illustrations are extremely detailed and elaborate. The images I'm posting now are from In Powder and Crinoline (this blog's namesake!), an adaptation of the twelve dancing princesses story published in 1912.