Thursday, July 9, 2009

Walking into the Parlour

"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly,
"Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy..."

~ Mary Howitt

Little Miss Muffett
by Arthur Rackham

by Barbara Klunder
Courtesy of GroundwoodBooks/House of Anansi

Crying Spider
by Olidon Redon

by Susan Seddon Boulet

by Louise Bourgeois
Located outside the National Gallery of Canada. photo by Radagast.

by Ernest Griset, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel

Otto the Spider
by Manuela Vladic-Mastruko

You can read Otto the Spider online free at the International Children's Digital Library.

Bonus spiders:
~Mended Spiderwebs by Nina Katchadourian
~Spider's Web Cup and Saucer by Eleanor Morgan
~Dawn Spider Web by Libby Drew
~The Spider, Moroccan design pattern.
~Preserving a spider's web.
~Not art, but I wanted to include it anyway...A. Missoum designed a pattern for playing chess (8x8 Spider Web Spiral Chess) using the architecture of the spider.

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