• A LAST LOOK AT THE AUSTIN BRIGGS ARCHIVES, part 3: The New Realism

    1 month ago - By Illustration Art

    Austin Briggs was perhaps the leading proponent of the "new realism" in illustration- unposed figures in unguarded moments, with all the awkwardness and spontaneity of real life. We can find the emergence of this approach in Briggs' archives. Briggs began his career drawing idealized figures in traditionally staged pictures. Like other illustrators of his day, he sought to find the peak moment, the heightened leap, the most dramatic expression.
    By the time he finished eight years of working on Flash Gordon, Briggs had drawn thousands of such pictures and was sick of them.
    By the end of the...
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