August 4, 2011

The Art of Frankenstein : Donald Caron

The Monster springs to sudden life in Premature Birth, a digital painting by Donald Caron. Who is more surprised, Creator or Creation?

The beautifully detailed art is worth a closeup look...

Caron’s fantasy illustrations have graced film posters, games, advertising and comics. He has produced a number of posters for Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, including this year’s 15th Anniversary edition depicting the Cheval Noir of Québécois legend, the festival’s prize for Best Film.

As a double treat, Caron also produced a spectacular poster for Fantasia’s gala showing of 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera, screening this coming weekend at the prestigious Place des Arts concert hall. The film will be accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra performing an original score by Gabriel Thibodeau.

Here’s a shot of the Concordia University lobby, home base for Fantasia, dominated by a giant copy of Caron’s Phantom. You can see the poster in all its considerable glory on my companion blog, Monster Crazy.

Donald Caron’s website and gallery.

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