Peak Beauty: The Art of Cartoon Saloon

 

The films of Ireland-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon adhere to the history of the fable, narrative-wise and also visually. They are designed with a folk art spin on classic 2D animation — a picture book given life. In their quartet of award-winning animated films, The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner, and WolfWalkers, each moment hangs on the screen like an illuminated text — you can read each frame.

The Cartoon Saloon Art Gallery has a curated selection of art from their films available as limited edition prints, the ghost glow of the Wolf Spirit in WolfWalkers, the cathedral-like entrance to the forest in The Secret of Kells  — each print a moment of peak beauty, suspended between glass and frame.

 

'Wolf Spirit' from Cartoon Saloon's film 'WolfWalkers'

‘Wolf Spirit’ from Cartoon Saloon’s film ‘WolfWalkers’

 

'Brambles' from Cartoon Saloon's film 'WolfWalkers'

‘Brambles’ from Cartoon Saloon’s film ‘WolfWalkers’

 

'Ravens' from Cartoon Saloon's film 'The Secret of Kells'

‘Ravens’ from Cartoon Saloon’s film ‘The Secret of Kells’

 

'To The Forest' from Cartoon Saloon's film 'The Secret of Kells'

‘To The Forest’ from Cartoon Saloon’s film ‘The Secret of Kells’

 

Detail of 'To The Forest' from Cartoon Saloon's film 'The Secret of Kells'

Detail of ‘To The Forest’ from Cartoon Saloon’s film ‘The Secret of Kells’

 

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