Umberto Brunelleschi – Contes du Temps Jadis 1912

brunelleschi-contes06Umberto Brunelleschi (June 21, 1879 – February 16, 1949) was an Italian artist. He was born in Montemurlo, Italy, studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence and moved to Paris in 1900 where he soon established himself as a printer, book illustrator, set and costume designer.

Presented here are the illustrations from Contes du Temps Jadis, published by l’édition d’art H. Piazza, Paris, 1912. It is first  illustrated book and shows real talent as an illustrator. Colorful palette, great details, his  cheerful illustrations bring some bright light into the darkness of many of Charles Perreault fairy tales.


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