“Korriró og Dillidó”: Pictures of Icelandic Folklore and Fairytales by Ásgrímur Jónsson

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National Gallery of Iceland Iceland’s landscape teems with wart-covered trolls, mischievous elves, and ill-meaning ghosts. At least, that’s what traditional lore and folktales claim. In Ásgrímur Jónsson’s (1876-1958) “Kirriró og Dillidó,” the country’s fantastical creatures are given clear form in a collection of sketches, oils and watercolors that draws inspiration from the mystical realm. Each…