These secret and intricate Fore-Edge Paintings are from the Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa, which were provided by Colleen Theisen. She shared stunning gif animations that show fore-edge painting. The technique used shows painting on the sides of old books, that can only be seen when the pages are spread out (as shown in the images below). The Fore-Edge Paintings shown are based upon the four seasons:
Fore-Edge Painting: Summer
Fore-Edge Painting: Spring
♥ See Also: Van Goghs Ultra-Perspective Works.
Fore-Edge Painting: Autumn
Fore-Edge Painting: Winter
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