Since the 1970’s Fantasy Art has been the choice for many which carried the viewer to far off distant lands and imaginary places. Whether painted as art on the side of Chevy vans, inspiring New York subway graffiti artists or on the pages of comic books and pulp magazines, the genre is expansive. From Dungeons & Dragons to Ralph Bakshi’s animated masterpiece, Lord of The Rings (1978) there are quite a few names and properties that are familiar to most with Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo being our absolute favorites featured in the book
Covering the wide spectrum of art and artists in one massive collection is the upcoming TASCHEN book, Masterpieces of Fantasy Art which clocks in at a hefty 532 pounds filled with that colorful blend of myth, muscle and sexy maidens. The book dives deep into the beginnings of the art style from the 1400s to present day, offering plenty of insights and contexts through original paintings, sketches, sculptures, magazines, paperback covers and calendars.
The book is $200 and is available now for pre-order at TASCHEN.