Fairy Art

The Art of Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham

Illustrations from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, 1906.

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The fairies are exquisite dancers. Peter Pan is the fairies' orchestra.
The little people weave their summer curtains from skeleton leaves. Fairies never say, "We feel happy"; what they say is, "We feel dancey."
Building the house for Maimie. They will certainly mischief you.
The Kensington Gardens are in London, where the King lives. There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf.
The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you can see the trees all growing upside down, and they say at night there are also drowned stars in it. The fairies have their tiffs with the birds.
When he heard Peter's voice he popped in alarm behind a tulip. A band of workmen, who were sawing down a toadstool, rushed away, leaving their tools behind them.
Put his strange case before old Solomon Caw Fairies are all more or less in hiding until dusk.

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