The Elephant Characters of Auguste Vimar

Auguste Vimar Elephant IllustrationToday I’m going to switch it up and post about something other than horses. Although they are my favorite, I’m an animal (and art) lover in general and fancy most things with fur & four legs.

By Chance

I ran across these drawings the other day and was absolutely blown away by them. Auguste was a 19th century French illustrator, most recognized for his illustrations of children’s publications. Mr. Vimar drew other animals too, but it’s clear he had a thing for elephants & I collected my favorites to share. The illustrations below are from a book titled Le Boy de Marius Bouillab├Ęs (if anyone’s interested).

Although he was also known to paint more serious work, it seemed his gift was in tongue-in-cheek animal humor.

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Auguste Vimar Elephant Illustration

Humanized Animals

I’m not generally a big fan of anthropomorphic animals – they often come across as creepy. Although Auguste draws his animals doing human tasks, he manages to retain the overwhelming elephant of them very deftly. In fact, I like them so much there is a part 2 coming. If you like the unique & interesting you may just love Fresh Flower Faces.

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