Thursday, 23 April 2020

Fairy Fitzgerald

I have recently discovered the paintings of John Anster Fitzgerald or "Fairy Fitzgerald" as he was known. His work is beautifully detailed without being too twee and just the right side of dark without the psychosis of Richard Dadd [who I equally admire]. As I am unable to share actual images here [copyright and all that jazz] have instead found this short film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFSlcNFS0KA for anyone who wants to see what I'm talking about.

At a local level it seems that, whilst the small children are not at school, the little people have moved in to take their place if this plethora of tiny doors that has magically appeared is anything to go by!!











Not tip top quality I regret...snatched between humans going past in the evening on the phone, but what a lovely little surprise on yesterday evening's walk!

Arilx

8 comments:

  1. We have a fairy door maker in the village, she makes the most beautiful resin doors, they just appear over night, so cheerful.

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    1. People like that add more magic to people's lives than they will ever know! Arilx

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  2. Who knows what goes on beyond a door?

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    1. The little people won't be telling that's for sure! Arilx

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  3. Fascinating that the Old World has a population of architecturally advanced little people who keep abreast of current events (witness the rainbows)! Here in the Midwestern woods our little folk occasionally build twig wigwams along the river banks, but I've never seen even a photograph of a door.

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    1. Often the children get to the crux of the situation quicker than the adults...their interpretation of current events is very uplifting. Arilx

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Angelic

 St Michael's church in Framlingham has a whole lead frieze of these Arts and Crafts angels running around the outside. They were put up...