Two Gurney Paintings in Norman Rockwell Fantasy Exhibit
James Gurney's art will be part of a big fantasy exhibition this summer at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
"Skeleton Pirate" and "Garden of Hope" will be featured among works by Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, Joseph Clement Coll, N.C. Wyeth, and many contemporary illustrators.
The name of the exhibition is "Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration.
Fictional worlds of magic and adventure come to life through fantasy illustration. Myths, legends, fables, romance, and epic battles involving swords and sorcery occur in a world unfamiliar to us. Unlike science fiction, which is based on fact, fantasy presents an imaginative reality built on universal themes—heroes defeating fire-breathing dragons, angels and demons engaging in combat, and mythological tales of love and loss.
The exhibition opens to the public on June 12, 2021 and will be on view through October 31.