Sandra Macdougall Fantasy Art — Edward Gorey

History of Big Eyes in Art

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Big eyes and enormous heads have become the new fashion in today’s art.

Television shows like The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries and movies like Twilight have influenced the 21 century and our Artists.

Dolls, homemade plush creatures and even My Little Pony have all been reinvented to support a larger set of eyes. Bratz dolls and a variety of stuffed animals pull at your heart strings while making you feel oddly uncomfortable.

Edward Gorey

Today we are all about the morbid; added to this is a sense of humor and the confusing feeling we experience as we try to interpret the nightmare combined with a soft and fuzzy bunny. This is the new element added to the big eyed art of today

Looking back in history the closest artist to represent the morbid of today was illustrator and writer Edward Gorey. In 1963 the alphabet took on a whole new meaning as Gorey wrote about the untimely deaths of children. This dark humor story “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” has now become a cult classic. Read More

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