Eye on Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole, Pt. 2

This brings us to this month’s edition of Eye on Alice, a continuation of the ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ theme.  These are more modern illustrations for Alice’s encounter with the White Rabbit and her plummet down the rabbit hole.

Anne Bachelier is a contemporary surrealist painter and illustrator, and her work for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is, in my opinion, among her best, particularly her Mad Tea Party illustration, which will appear later on this blog:

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Anne Bachelier – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit Hole

Cinzia Ratto - Alice in Wonderland - The White Rabbit

Cinzia Ratto – Alice in Wonderland – The White Rabbit

Cinzia Ratto - Alice in Wonderland - Down the Rabbit Hole

Cinzia Ratto – Alice in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit Hole

Courtney Brims mostly illustrates women. I love her sense of design, and she has a very nicely designed website as well:

Courtney Brims - Alice in Wonderland - Down the Rabbit Hole

Courtney Brims – Alice in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit Hole

A more cartoonish version:

Ekaterina Shishlova - Down the Rabbit Hole

Ekaterina Shishlova – Down the Rabbit Hole

Fernando Falcone’s illustration is more of an Alice-inspired image than an actual image for the book. Still, I had to include it because I love how he made the White Rabbit tall and intimidating. Falcone is another one with a beautifully designed website:

Fernando Falcone - Mary Ann! (2005)

Fernando Falcone – Mary Ann! (2005)

Gennadi Kalinovski’s Alice is probably the earliest version in this post, but it has a contemporary feel to it:

Gennadi Kalinovski - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Down the Rabbit Hole

Gennadi Kalinovski – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit Hole

Much of José Sanabria’s work has a pleasantly chaotic feel that is perfectly suited to children’s books:

José Sanabria - Alice in Wonderland - White Rabbit

José Sanabria – Alice in Wonderland – White Rabbit

Julia Gukova’s Deco-like Surrealism is a good match for the squares (cards, chessboard) that runs thematically through the Alice books:

Julia Gukova - Alice in Wonderland (1)

Julia Gukova – Alice in Wonderland (1)

Julia Gukova - Alice in Wonderland (2)

Julia Gukova – Alice in Wonderland (2)

Cinzia Ratto, illustrazioni (Official Site)

Courtney Brims – Brisbane Artist (Official Site)

Fernando Falcone (Official Site)

José Sanabria (Official Site)

JULIA GUKOVA (Official Site)

In next month’s Eye on Alice we’ll wrap up the White Rabbit/Rabbit Hole theme.

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