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Umberto Brunelleschi – Illustrations for Contes du Temps Jadis 1912

Umberto 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.

His illustrated books include Voltaire (Candide, 1933), Charles Perrault (Contes du temps jadis, 1912), Musset (La Nuit vénitienne), Goethe, Diderot (Les Bijoux indiscrets, etc.), Les Masques et les personnages de la Comédie italienne, 1914; Phili ou Par delà le bien et le mal, 1921; Le Radjah de Mazulipatam, 1925; Le Malheureux Petit Voyage, 1926; and Les Aventures du roi Pausole, 1930

Presented the illustrations by Umberto Brunelleschi for Contes du Temps Jadis, published by l’édition d’art H. Piazza, Paris, 1912. It is his first  illustrated book and showed a 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.

Art Gallery: Umberto Brunelleschi – Contes du Temps Jadis 1912

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