Celtic legends


After the end of the eighteenth century, European scholars have drawn what is now called Celtic mythology. From ancient classical narratives, Irish, Welsh and French medieval literary sources were extracted different mythemes and characters considered now as typically Celtic.

Inspired by the motifs of the finest insular illuminated books of the Middle Ages, as well as compositions of the Golden Age of illustration, David Balade offers various illustrations of these Celtic legends, some of them never illustrated yet, using gold leaf, gouaches, pastels and ink on paper.

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