We created the frontispiece for the illustrated book Twelth Night by W. Shakespeare, Folio Society UK 2016.
The subject focuses on the Countess Olivia veiled in mourning, but the image captures the overall atmosphere of the Shakespeare's play.
The Olivia's dark dress is richly embroidered, inside her big skirt we represented the opening scene: the ship in the storm and the shipwreck of Viola and Sebastian. In the mirror there are other characters of the comedy.
Finalist in 2017 Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Illustration Awards
2017 American Illustration 36 Chosen Winner
2017 Award of Excellence Communication Arts Illustration Annual n.58
The book here: http://www.foliosociety.com/book/TNG
www.balbusso.com Anna and Elena Balbusso twins are an internationally recognised team of Italian artists. Their work has been published by major international publishers and companies through out the world. Together they have illustrated over 40 books including the award-winning Folio Society edition of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. They received more than 80 international awards, including three Gold medals, a Silver medal (2020) and the Stevan Dohanos Award of the New York Society of Illustrators (SI), two Joseph Morgan Henninger Awards (best of show) and a Silver of the SILA Los Angeles; The Chelsey Award by the ...
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.