Interesting Ceilings In Illustration


EXPOSED BEAMS

Ward, Bryan, Bobby Brewster and the Winkers' Club H.E.Todd, 1950
Ward, Bryan, Bobby Brewster and the Winkers’ Club H.E.Todd, 1950
Monique Valdeneige
Monique Valdeneige
Jill Barklem (English, 1951-2017) - Boscodirovo ceiling
Jill Barklem (English, 1951-2017) – Boscodirovo ceiling
Stanhope Alexander Forbes - The Village Philharmonic 1888
Stanhope Alexander Forbes – The Village Philharmonic 1888
Cinderella and her Friends (A Little Golden Book) 1950
Cinderella and her Friends (A Little Golden Book) 1950
by Ivy L Wallace for Pookie puts the World Right (1947) ceiling
by Ivy L Wallace for Pookie Puts The World Right (1947)
St Nicholas Magazine for boys and girls cover art from March 1937. Stairs from above jut into the room below.
St Nicholas Magazine for boys and girls cover art from March 1937. Stairs from above jut into the room below.
Trina Schart Hyman illustration for Sleeping Beauty 1977
Omar Rayyan - Rimonah of the Flashing Sword A North African Tale ceiling
Omar Rayyan – Rimonah of the Flashing Sword A North African Tale ceiling
Joseph Urban (1872-1933) 1928 design illustration for Kaufmann’s Department Store, Pittsburgh
Joseph Urban (1872-1933) 1928 design illustration for Kaufmann’s Department Store, Pittsburgh
Jules Mayblum, Interior, 1865, Russia
Walter Crane 1845 - 1915 London Town Covent Garden 1883
Walter Crane 1845 – 1915 London Town Covent Garden 1883
Colonnade with columns of the Tuscan order, Hendrick Hondius (I), after Paul Vredeman de Vries, 1620
N. Zeitlin – Tales of the Brothers Grimm Three Lucky Ones
Charles Martin Hardie - Interior, Ancrum
Charles Martin Hardie – Interior, Ancrum
Christmas Eve in the Studio, 1911 Mary Fairchild Low; 1858-1909
Christmas Eve in the Studio, 1911 Mary Fairchild Low; 1858-1909
Edward Henry Corbould - Hetty Sorrel and Captain Donnithorne in Mrs Poyser's dairy 1861
Edward Henry Corbould – Hetty Sorrel and Captain Donnithorne in Mrs Poyser’s dairy 1861
From HC Andersen, The Wind's Tale; Illustrated by Edmund Dulac, 1911
From HC Andersen, The Wind’s Tale; Illustrated by Edmund Dulac, 1911
Bernie Wrightson (1948 - 2017) 1976 illustration for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Bernie Wrightson (1948 – 2017) 1976 illustration for his own adaptation of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The beams aren’t connected properly. It’s almost Escher-like, but they’re all on skewed perspectives. However, this ceiling makes for excellent, visually interesting composition.

CATHEDRAL CEILINGS

Stanislav Plutenko, b.1961 Russian  oil and tempera on canvas painting train station
Stanislav Plutenko, b.1961 Russian oil and tempera on canvas painting
Walter Crane 1845 - 1915 London Town Arcadia 1883
Walter Crane 1845 – 1915 London Town Arcadia 1883
Alexandra Bukhnikashvili - Black Chicken or Underground Dwellers
Alexandra Bukhnikashvili – Black Chicken or Underground Dwellers
Heinrich Lefler (1863 - 1919) 1905 illustration for 'Marienkind' (Mary's Child) by the Brothers Grimm ceiling
Heinrich Lefler (1863 – 1919) 1905 illustration for ‘Marienkind’ (Mary’s Child) by the Brothers Grimm
Svetlana Mironova – The Snow Queen
James Stephanoff - Buckingham House, Octagon Library 1818
James Stephanoff – Buckingham House, Octagon Library 1818
James Stephanoff - Buckingham House, East Library
James Stephanoff – Buckingham House, East Library
'Covent Garden Flower Market' (1967) by Edward Bawden
‘Covent Garden Flower Market’ (1967) by Edward Bawden
Karl Alexander Wilke (1879-1954) ceiling
Karl Alexander Wilke (1879-1954)
Jules Guerin, American artist, illustrator and muralist (1866-1946) for Egypt and its Monuments, text by Robert Hichens
Jules Guerin, American artist, illustrator and muralist (1866-1946) for Egypt and its Monuments, text by Robert Hichens
Lemon girl young adult novella

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Header: Interiors of The Winter Palace, The Small Winter Garden of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna illustratrated by Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky (1818-1881)