The illustrations in "e;Three Grimms Fairy Tales"e; by the German painter Gerard Wagner for Briar Rose; Jorinde and Joringle; and The Star-Taler represent a unique artistic approach to children s book illustration. Through Wagner s life-long investigation into how form can arise from objective color experience, the images are attuned individually in a deep way to the mood of each fairy tale and to children s essential moral nature and creative fantasy. The book is a finely illustrated children s book as well as a book of fine art.
"e;Three Grimms Fairy Tales"e; also includes an afterword on painting out of the color by Peter Stebbing, director of the Arteum Painting School in Dornach, Switzerland, and a lecture by Rudolf Steiner on fairy tales in the light of spiritual investigation."e;