British art giant David Hockney is best known for pop-art paintings like A Bigger Splash, but he has also worked in many other mediums—including, it seems, illustrations for children’s books.
Over at Brain Pickings, Maria Popova highlights a recently reissued collection of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm with striking, discomfiting drawings by Hockney.
As Popova points out, the images “serve as a testament to J.R.R. Tolkien’s assertion that, even if they might appeal to the young, fairy tales are not written ‘for children.'”