Fulvio Testa, 'He Would Scramble Up the Mountains Where No Foot Has Ever Trod'

Fulvio Testa, 'He Would Scramble Up the Mountains Where No Foot Has Ever Trod'

Fulvio Testa (born 1947)
'He Would Scramble Up the Mountains Where No Foot Has Ever Trod'
1978
Illustration for 'The Butterfly Collector' by Naomi Lewis (London: Andersen Press, 1978)
Museum no. E.289-1982

The Butterfly Collector, published in 1978, falls into Fulvio Testa's early career as a children's book illustrator. The vivid colour in this watercolour landscape scene is typical of his style. Testa enjoys using watercolour because of its unpredictable qualities and the blotches and run-ins add character to his work. He began his career as a children's book illustrator in 1971 but he is now known as a landscape artist, generally of abstract mountain scenes. He pays great attention to his materials, using the finest hand-made paper which adds to the textural quality of his work.

This image can be found in Print Room Box 1.