university of iowa museum of art

anonymous asked:

hi! I dont know much about art so i was wondering if you know about any artist who's pieces of art are very soft, and pastels with girls that look like fairies from the forest and flowers, stuff like that? thanks! :)

Fairy painting was popular in 19th century England. The Royal Academy of Arts in London and University of Iowa Museum of Art organized an exhibition of fairy paintings in the late 90s, which was also at the Frick. You might want to try to find the exhibition catalogue, titled Victorian Fairy PaintingRichard Dadd painted fairies quite often, and there are some other artists mentioned on the Frick website and in this article on the ‘Golden Age’ of fairy painting.  Hopefully this is a good starting point for you!